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NFL Preseason Week 1: Online Stream, TV Schedule, Game Times and more

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Here is everything you'll need to watch every game this preseason.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 of the NFL preseason is upon us as football is finally back in our lives.

You must remember though that the preseason, especially Week 1, features mostly backups and fringe roster players simply fighting for a spot on their respective team's final 53-man rosters. We'll be lucky to see the regular starters in for one series, if they even play at all.

Thursday night

Still, football is football, and we're in for 16 matchups over the next four days, beginning with the New England Patriots hosting the Green Bay Packers on the NFL Network Thursday night. Tom Brady isn't expected to play, which means we'll get a great look at backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Depending on if Brady's four-game suspension holds up, we could be seeing a lot of Garoppolo this year, so it will be interesting to see how he does in the preseason.

Friday night

Friday night will feature the NFL debut of Marcus Mariota as his Tennesse Titans faces the Atlanta Falcons on the NFL Network. Mariota was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy last year at Oregon.

Saturday night

As for the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, Jameis Winston will make his NFL debut Saturday night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Minnesota Vikings, also on the NFL Network.

If you want to watch these games on TV, check out 506.com for local listings. Depending on where you live, your team's game will likely be shown on your local CBS, FOX, NBC, or ABC affiliate.

NFL Game Pass

If you want to watch games online, there's a big change in how to do so this year. You used to be able to buy NFL Preseason Live for $20 and watch every preseason game. However, this year the NFL has combined NFL Preseason Live and NFL Game Rewind to form NFL Game Pass, which is $99.99 for the season with a free 7-day trial.

This includes all NFL Preseason live streams, but only replays of the regular season games. The preseason live stream is great, but many users will not want to pay the high price just to watch on demand replays of the NFL games. This package does include live audio for the NFL games and condensed games as well as other options.

NFL GamePass is available on iPhone, iPadAndroidWindows and will come to Xbox, and Apple TV.

Here's a look at how to watch this week's game on TV or online.

Matchup

Date

Time (ET)

TV

Online Stream

New Orleans at Baltimore

Aug. 13

7:30 p.m.

FOX (Baltimore), NBC (New Orleans)

NFL Game Pass

New York Jets at Detroit

Aug. 13

7:30 p.m.

CBS (NY), FOX (Detroit)

NFL Game Pass

Green Bay at New England

Aug. 13

7:30 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass

Washington at Cleveland

Aug. 13

7:30 p.m.

NBC (Washginton), ABC (Cleveland)

NFL Game Pass

Miami at Chicago

Aug. 13

8 p.m.

CBS (Miami), FOX (Chigaco)

NFL Game Pass

Dallas at San Diego

Aug. 13

10 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass

Tennessee at Atlanta

Aug. 14

7 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass

Carolina at Buffalo

Aug. 14

7 p.m.

CW (Charlotte), ABC (Buffalo)

NFL Game Pass

New York Giants at Cincinnati

Aug. 14

7:30 p.m.

NBC (New York), CBS (Cincinnati)

NFL Game Pass

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville

Aug. 14

7:30 p.m.

CBS (Pittsburgh & Jacksonville)

NFL Game Pass

St. Louis at Oakland

Aug. 14

10 p.m.

FOX (St. Louis & Oakland)

NFL Game Pass

Denver at Seattle

Aug. 14

10 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass

Tampa Bay at Minnesota

Aug. 15

8 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass

San Francisco at Houston

Aug. 15

8 p.m.

CBS (San Francisco), ABC (Houston)

NFL Game Pass

Kansas City at Arizona

Aug. 15

9 p.m.

CBS (K.C.), ABC (Arizona)

NFL Game Pass

Indianapolis at Philadelphia

Aug. 16

1 p.m.

NFL Network

NFL Game Pass