NFL preseason betting begins with the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 8th and that game will be televised on NBC.
There are a number of televised games in NFL preseason odds on NBC, ESPN, Fox, CBS and the NFL Network. The NFL Network recently announced the games they will televise live beginning with action on August 13th.
NFL preseason betting is always more popular on TV games so it is worth considering the games on the NFL Network. It begins on Friday, August 13th with the Buffalo Bills at the Washington Redskins in the debut of head coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Donovan McNabb. It is also the first game for Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey although not many are too excited in Buffalo.
The NFL Network has two live games on Saturday, August 14th. It will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans at the Seattle Seahawks. It will be the first game for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. Sunday on the NFL Network it will be the San Francisco 49ers at the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Week 2 of NFL preseason odds on Saturday, August 21st includes the Pittsburgh Steelers at the New York Giants in a game that can be seen on the NFL Network. It will be the first game for the Giants at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Also on Saturday it is the Green Bay Packers at the Seattle Seahawks on the NFL Network.
The NFL Network in Week 3 has the Cleveland Browns at the Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 28th. That is the only live game for the network in Week 3. The third week of the preseason is the time when many of the starters see extensive action so the other major TV networks will have a lot of coverage during that week.
The Final week of the preseason takes place on Thursday, September 2nd and the NFL Network has two games. It will be the New England Patriots at the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at the Arizona Cardinals. All of the games in the final week of the preseason are played on Thursday and the NFL Network will have the only live national coverage of the action.