Is there football on Saturday today? TV Schedule, Start Time, Live Stream Options for Pre-Season Week 2

The NFL’s preseason schedule continues this week with Week 2. The Chicago Bears kicked off Week 2 of the preseason with a 27-11 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. What does today’s slate of Saturday football have in store for us?

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Several matches are scheduled for Saturday. Let’s take a look at each of them.

Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills

Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV channel: NFL Network
Direct: Paramount+, Vidgo, fuboTV, NFL+

After a rocky start to training camp, the Broncos finally got some good news this week when they removed DE Randy Gregory and RT Billy Turner from the physically unable to perform list. While they likely won’t see any snaps this week, their removal bodes well for their Week 1 status. The Broncos’ newly tuned machine still has some work to do to tie it all together.

Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills are gearing up for what they hope will be another successful season. While the offense looks solid and Buffalo has made a few additions this offseason, the Bills are still lacking a key contributor in their secondary.

CB Tre’Davious White continues to recover from his torn ACL in November. While Buffalo continues to be quiet, keep an eye out for saves that fill this slot. Both CB rookies Kaiir Elam and Christian Benford are in a fierce battle for the last starting CB spot.

Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts

Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV channel: Local
Direct: fuboTV, NFL+

The Lions’ pre-season getaways aired via HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” While Detroit failed a week ago, they hope to bounce back against the Colts. The latest episode of Hard Knocks shed light on LB Malcolm Rodriguez’s journey to the sixth round in 2022 through training camp. Can he crack the starting roster for the season opener as his game continues to excel in a squad full of veterans?

Meanwhile, the Colts’ LB situation is a bit different. Shaquille Leonard is still on the PUP list after his back surgery earlier this month. Add to that the fact that Indianapolis is installing a new defense, and missing that preseason and training camp period won’t be helpful to start the season. Apart from the defensive uncertainties, the offensive always finds its bearings with a new man under the center.

Washington Commanders at Kansas City Chiefs

Time: 4 p.m. ET
TV channel: NFL Network
Direct: Paramount+, Vidgo, fuboTV, NFL+

QB Carson Wentz was decent in his Commanders debut, completing 10 of 13 passes for 74 yards and leading a 14-play, 82-yard touchdown. The real questions for Washington lie in his backfield. RB rookie Brian Robinson and 2016 fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams largely outplayed Antonio Gibson. Gibson had a tough end to the season and continues to struggle in training camp. While it seems highly unlikely that the 2020 draft pick will be cut, it could be knocked down a few pegs on the depth chart.

Chiefs will continue to figure out how to replace the vacuum created by Tyreek Hill’s departure. Hill accounted for 25% of Kansas City’s goals in 2021. TE Travis Kelce will take some of the load off, but the Chiefs are still looking for the rest of their answers in the preseason. Off-season additions JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling should get some attention due to their size, as well as titular speedster Mecole Hardman. However, keep an eye out for rookie WR Skyy Moore in this one that turned heads in training camp.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Titans

Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: NFL Network
Direct: Paramount+, Vidgo, fuboTV, NFL+

These two franchises held joint practices all week in preparation for their Week 2 preseason game. WR Chris Godwin participated in 7-on-7 drills for the Buccaneers this week. Tampa’s decision to remove the WR from the PUP roster in late July looks optimistic for a Week 1 start. He could get some help from undersized newcomer WR Deven Thompkins.

While the Bucs are hoping Godwin will be available, an extra boost from Thompkins’ contributions may allow Tampa to relieve Godwin. As for the Titans, as Tennesee tries to diagnose the QB room behind Ryan Tannehill, keep an eye on the starting QB’s chemistry with new TE Austin Hooper.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins

Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: Local
Direct: fuboTV, NFL+

Dolphins rookie HC Mike McDaniel picked up his first preseason win in Week 1 and is hoping for a second week of success. After many positives from camp in the first few weeks, McDaniel lashed out at his team after a poor practice on Tuesday, and they responded. These are great signs for a freshman HC to get these types of responses from a grown men’s locker room.

Meanwhile, the Raiders will continue to find solutions along the offensive line. Pro Football Network has the Las Vegas offensive line ranked 30th overall. The Raiders have a real starter in Kolton Miller and a bunch of plays everywhere else. One of the main concerns should be figuring out where Alex Leatherwood will play and stay in the long term. The offense has so much talent in the skill positions, but if they can’t protect Derek Carr or create traffic lanes, what good is the talent?

San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: Local
Direct: fuboTV, NFL+

The Trey Lance era in San Francisco saw his debut as a two-stroke in the preseason with 10 points. Lance uncorked a 76 yard rocket to rookie Danny Gray for a touchdown. While there’s still work to be done for Lance, it seems obvious the 49ers have finally decided to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo. Lance is sure to see more action over the next two contests, so keep an eye out for the in-game chemistry he’s building with his receivers.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: Local
Direct: fuboTV, NFL+

Steelers rookie QB Kenny Pickett came on and won the game for Pittsburgh in their preseason opener. While offseason addition Mitchell Trubisky remains the favorite, Pickett gained ground in the backup battle against Mason Rudolph. Pickett will not start Game 2 of the preseason. However, HC Mike Tomlin said he wanted to get more playing time sooner.

On the other side of the field, the Jaguars await the return of their RBs. James Robinson should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. For now, it’s Travis Etienne Jr.’s spectacle as Robinson returns from his Achilles injury.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV channel: NFL Network
Direct: Paramount+, Vidgo, fuboTV, NFL+

Saturday’s final football game of the Week 2 preseason slate sees the Dallas Cowboys head to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. The big news from Los Angeles this week was Derwin James’ $76.4 million four-year extension, making him the highest-paid safety in NFL history. Chargers HC Brandon Staley has echoed his intention to make James the cornerstone of that defense to rely on for years to come.

As for the Cowboys, watch the progression of their rushing offense throughout the preseason. After a lackluster performance to end the season, can Dallas’ talented backfield playmakers find the source of their troubles?

2022 NFL Preseason Week 2 Schedule

What does the rest of the Week 2 pre-season schedule look like after Saturday’s football slate?

Sunday August 21

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns
1 p.m. | NFL Network

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants
7 p.m. | NFL Network

Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals
8 p.m. | FOX

Monday August 22

Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets
8 p.m. | ESPN

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