The NFL Network has announced its full TV coverage for the 2021 preseason, which will include one Cincinnati Bengals game. That will come Friday, August 20th at 8 pm ET vs. the Washington Football Team.
The obvious storyline here is Washington was the team Joe Burrow suffered his season-ending knee injury against during his rookie campaign. Of course, there’s no guarantee Burrow will play in this game as the Bengals ease him back to full-contact football in a live game setting. We may not see him at all in the preseason, though he’s expected to be ready for Day 1 of training camp, which begins next week.
This will be the only Bengals preseason game broadcast live on the NFL Network, though there will obviously be replays of all three preseason games on the network at some point.
NFL Network’s 2021 Live Preseason Schedule
Thursday, August 12
7:30 PM ET – Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots
Friday, August 13
Saturday, August 14
Sunday, August 15
Thursday, August 19
7:30 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Friday, August 20
8:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Football Team
Saturday, August 21
1:00 PM ET – Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears
7:30 PM ET – Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
10:00 PM ET – Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, August 22
1:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns
7:30 PM ET – San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Friday, August 27
8:00 PM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday, August 28
1:00 PM ET – Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills
7:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans
10:00 PM ET – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, August 29
1:00 PM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys
4:00 PM ET – Las Vegas Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers
6:00 PM ET – New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
*Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets.