Hall of Fame Game highlights nationally televised NFL preseason slate

The NFL released its 2024 preseason schedule Friday, also revealing the five games that will be televised nationally.

Each of the NFL’s five primary media partners will take a turn to get its crews ready for the season, starting with ESPN/ABC airing the Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

That game features the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears. Andre Johnson of the Texans and three former Bears — Devin Hester, Steve McMichael and Julius Peppers — are among the seven players to be enshrined in Canton in August.

In Week 2, FOX will be on the call when the New Orleans Saints visit the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. ET

And in Week 3, Amazon Prime will return to its Thursday night slot as the Indianapolis Colts meet the Cincinnati Bengals on the road on Aug. 22. Game time is 8 p.m. ET.

Two games on Aug. 25 will conclude the nationally televised preseason schedule: the Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos (4:30 p.m. ET, CBS) and New England Patriots at Washington Commanders (8 p.m. ET, NBC).

The regular season begins on Sept. 5, with the Baltimore Ravens visiting the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.