Week 3 of the 2015 NFL preseason continues Saturday and wraps up Sunday.
This is the most important week of the preseason for most teams as they treat their third game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. That means we'll be seeing starters for two to three quarters of play, sans a few older, established veterans. Guys like Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees have enough football under their belt and will be fine with just a quarter or less of play this week, but we'll still see plenty of teams playing their starters for significant snaps this week.
Nationally televised games
On Saturday, the first nationally-televised game features the Buffalo Bills hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on the NFL Network. Buffalo is still in the midst of a QB battle and Tyrod Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel all still in contention for the job. Lucky for them, they'll be playing against a Steelers' defense that was ranked 27th in pass defense in 2014.
The other Saturday national TV game features the San Diego Chargers playing host to the Seattle Seahawks on CBS. Seeing how well Chargers star rookie Melvin Gordon plays against a tough Seattle defense will be fun to watch.
On Sunday, the first national game features the New Orleans Saints hosting the Houston Texans on FOX. Seeing the high-powered Saints offense go against a stout Texans defense will make this one of the more intriguing matchups in Week 3. Both clubs narrowly missed out on the playoff a year ago and will look to take the next step in order to get back to the postseason this year.
The final nationally televised game of Week 3 features the Oakland Raiders hosting the Arizona Cardinals on NBC. This will be Cardinals' QB Carson Palmer's first trip to Oakland since the Raiders traded him in 2013 after a disastrous two-year stint there.
If you want to catch any of these games on TV, there's several channels this game will be on depending on where you live. Be sure to check out 506sports.com for full listings in surrounding areas
If you want to watch any of these games online, you still have to use NFL Game Pass, which is $99.99 for the season. Game Pass includes all NFL Preseason live streams, but only replays of the regular season games; it is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and will be coming to Xbox, and Apple TV.
Here's a look at how to watch this week's game on TV or online.
Saturday, August. 29
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
Game Time and TV Info: 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Odds: Bills -2.5
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins
Game Time and TV Info: 7 p.m. ET, CW69 (Atlanta) and CBS 4 (Miami)
Odds: Dolphins -4
Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Game Time and TV Info: 7 p.m. ET, WEWS (Cleveland) and
Odds: Bucs -3
Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys
Game Time and TV Info: 7 p.m. ET, KMSP (Minnesota) and CBS 11 (Dallas)
Odds: Cowboys -3
New York Jets at New York Giants
Game Time and TV Info: 7 p.m. ET, WNBC
Odds: Giants -2
Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals
Game Time and TV Info: 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX (Chicago) and CBS (Cincinnati)
Odds: Bengals -3.5
Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
Game Time and TV Info: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC (Washington) and WBAL (Baltimore)
Odds: Ravens -3.5
Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
Game Time and TV Info: 8 p.m. ET, CBS (national)
Odds: Chargers -1.5
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Game Time and TV Info: 8 p.m. ET, NBC 10 (Philadelphia) and NBC (Green Bay)
Odds: Packers -3
Indianapolis Colts at St. Louis Rams
Game Time and TV Info: 8 p.m. ET, Fox 59 (Indianapolis) and KTVI (St. Louis)
Odds: Rams -2
San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
Game Time and TV Info: 8 p.m. ET, KPIX (San Francisco) and KTVD (Denver)
Odds: Broncos -4.5
Sunday, Aug. 30
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints 4 p.m. ET, FOX (national)
Odds: Saints -3
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders, 8 p.m. ET, NBC (national)
Odds: Raiders -1.5