The 2015 preseason fixtures hit full swing on Thursday with a full schedule, following Sunday’s NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings.
The busy Week 1 will see some 16 preseason fixtures taking place between August 13-17.
Among the teams on the schedule for Thursday is the at New England Patriots, who will entertain the Green Bay Packers.
Elsewhere in the NFL preseason Week 1 fixtures, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers will face-off, Kansas City Chiefs travel at Arizona Cardinals, who just offered running back Chris Johnson a reported one-year deal, while the troubled New York Jets will take on the Detroit Lions.
WEEK 1 (Aug. 13-17)
NFL Week 1 Full Preseason Schedule
Carolina at Buffalo
Dallas at San Diego
Denver at Seattle
Green Bay at New England
Indianapolis at Philadelphia
Kansas City at Arizona
Miami at Chicago
New Orleans at Baltimore
NY Giants at Cincinnati
NY Jets at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
San Francisco at Houston
St. Louis at Oakland
Tampa Bay at Minnesota
Tennessee at Atlanta
Washington at Cleveland
SUNDAY’S NFL/Hall of Fame Game
Preseason action got underway on Sunday, 9 August in Canton, Ohio, where the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game, which was televised live on NBC, at 8 p.m. ET.
Last weekend’s game between the Steelers and the Vikings took place at Fawcett Stadium.
Although it will be a preseason fixture, Sunday’s contest between the Steelers and the Vikings is expected to be fun and entertaining, with both clubs expecting to get most of their roster involved.
At the same time though, it is highly unlikely that we will see any action from the Vikings’ veteran running back Adrian Peterson, who could even miss most of the preseason competitions.
There will also be lots of eyes on the club’s quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who will be hoping to build on his impressive season from last year where he finished with 2,919 yards and threw 14 touchdowns.
Minnesota fans will also be interested in seeing how Bridgewater connects with the experienced wide receiver Mike Wallace.
In the meantime, Sunday’s contest will see the Minnesota Vikings taking part in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game for the fourth time, but it will be the club’s first time since 1997.
The Steelers, meanwhile, will be appearing in its sixth NFL/Hall of Fame Game and the first time since 2007 when they defeated the New Orleans Saints, 20-7.
NFL/Hall of Fame Game: Sunday, Aug. 9
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota Live on NBC and NBC Sports Network
Game time: 8:00 PM ET.