|Game Number||Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV Network|
|1||Sunday, Aug. 9||Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings (NFL Hall of Fame Game)||8 p.m.||NBC|
|2||Thursday, Aug. 20||Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 23||St. Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans||8 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Monday, Aug. 24||Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|5||Friday, Aug. 28||Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars||8 p.m.||CBS|
|6||Saturday, Aug. 29||Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers||8 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Sunday, Aug. 30||Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints||4 p.m.||Fox|
|8||Sunday, Aug. 30||Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders||8 p.m.||NBC|
Some Required HardwareYou will need an internet TV box, such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or X-Box One. I highly recommend the newly updated Roku 2. With the new update, it is just as fast as the Roku 3. The only difference is that the Roku 3 comes with a better remote, including a headset jack and voice search. You will also need an HDTV antenna that is appropriate for the reception available in your area. I recommend the Mohu Leaf 50 if your reception is good enough for an indoor antenna. The Mohu Sky 60 is an attic/outdoor option for homes with less than strong reception. You can check the broadcast TV reception in your area at this link: FCC Reception Map. To watch the 2015 NFL preseason games, I will be using a Roku and Mohu antenna.
Game Number 1 : Pittsburgh vs Minnesota (NFL Hall of Fame Game)Game number 1 is televised on NBC. There will be no way to stream this game online. You will have to tune in with your HDTV antenna to your locally broadcast NBC channel. NBC does have a subscription based live stream. It is called "NBC Live Stream". However, the nationally televised NFL preseason games are guaranteed to be blacked out from this service.
Game Number 2 : Buffalo at ClevelandGame number 2 is televised on ESPN. You will be able to stream this game with your internet TV box. On Thursday, Aug. 20, in the afternoon or early evening, begin your one week free trial of Sling TV through your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or X-Box One. Sling TV is a subscription based streaming service offered by Dish Network. ESPN, among many other great channels, is a basic channel available with Sling TV. I give a lot of extra information about Sling TV at the following link: What are the benefits of a Sling TV subscription? If you have already used your one week free trial of Sling TV, it wouldn't hurt to try registering with a different email address. Many people, myself included, tried out Sling TV when it was brand new. If you were dissatisfied with the quality of the service and canceled, I highly recommend you give Sling TV a second chance. I was successful in easily getting a second free trial by using a different email address. If you also want to see how the service quality has improved, I'm sure it would work for you as well. Here is How You Can Get a Second Sling TV Free Trial.
Game Number 3 : St. Louis at TennesseeGame number 3 is televised on Fox. There will be no way to stream this game online. You will have to tune in with your HDTV antenna to your locally broadcast Fox channel. Unlike NBC, Fox does not have a live streaming service.
Game Number 4 : Cincinnati at Tampa BayGame number 4 is televised on ESPN. You are going to watch this game live with your internet TV box and Sling TV. If you have a free trial to Sling TV and do not want to pay $20 for the subscription, do not forget to cancel your subscription online after watching the game. Sling TV will kindly let you keep your subscription for the rest of your 7 day trial even after canceling.
Game Number 5 : Detroit at JacksonvilleGame number 5 is televised on CBS. There will be no way to stream this game online. You will have to tune in with your HDTV antenna to your locally broadcast CBS channel. CBS, like NBC, does have a subscription based live stream. It is called "CBS All Access". However, the nationally televised NFL preseason games are guaranteed to be blacked out from this service like it was on NBC's live stream.
Game Number 6 : Seattle at San DiegoGame number 6 is also televised on CBS. There will be no way to stream this game online. You will have to tune in with your HDTV antenna to your locally broadcast CBS channel.
I imagine this will be the most watched preseason game based on the fact that Seattle was last years NFC Champion and almost won Super Bowl XLIX.