The Week 2 of the 2017 NFL Preseason schedule kicks off on Thursday night with three exhibition games, and it will be finished with the first “Monday Night Football” game of the season.
The 2017 NFL Preseason just wrapped up its first official week without too much to get thrilled about and is going well with every franchises in the National Football League now having played at least one game.
Teams overwhelmingly opted to rest their key starters and instead evaluated the rookies as well as backup players of their rosters. There were a a number of spectacular performances, such as hope-inspiring play from a trio of rookie quarterbacks in Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans and DeShone Kizer of the Cleveland Browns. All of that could all change in Week 2, which kick off on Thursday and extends through the weekend, climaxing with the season’s first Monday Night Football game on ESPN.
The Wee 2 features eight matchups that will be broadcast nationwide, fans and spectators can watch the other preseason games on their local TV affiliates. Starters should get more snaps in the second week.
The Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins will open the Week 2 of the 2017 NFL preseason schedule, and it could mark veteran quarterback Jay Cutler’s debut with his new organization. The 34-year-old quarterback didn’t play in Week 1 in a number of days after becoming Ryan Tannehill’s replacement, but it’s looks like the former will be good to go against the Ravens. The Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said in an interview that the decision would be put in Cutler’s hands, and the signal caller has said that he wants to take the field on Thursday night game.
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks will play the only game scheduled for Friday evening, and it will be seen by a national viewers. The Seahawks ended the preseason opener with a games against the Los Angeles Chargers, who made their debut in their new home city. The Legion of Bloom had the biggest margin of victory among the 32 teams in the league, defeating the L.A. Chargers by whopping 31 points.
The New York Giants is set to visit the Cleveland Browns on Monday night to conclude the week. The eyes will be on rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, who was impressive in his debut in the professional American football with a 114.1 passer rating. The 2017’s No.1 overall draft pick quarterback Myles Garrett, meanwhile, recorded a tackle for a loss in his first game of his NFL career.
Most of the Week 2 NFL Preseason games is set for Saturday night. There are six more games on the scheduled for Week 2 preseason, though the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans are the only game that will be played in the unusual afternoon schedule. It’s one of three Saturday nationally televised contests, alongside Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers.
Here’s the complete 2017 NFL preseason schedule for Week 2, including TV Channels and kick off times.
Thursday, August 17
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, 7 P.M. EDT, WBAL (Baltimore)/CBS4 (Miami)
Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles, 7 P.M. EDT, WKBW (Buffalo)/NBC10 (Philadelphia)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8 P.M. EDT, ESPN
Friday, August 18
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 10 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
Saturday, August 19
Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans, 3 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals, 7 P.M. EDT, KCTV5 (Kansas City)/CBS12 (Cincinnati)
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys, 7 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, 7:30 P.M. EDT, NBC26 (Green Bay)/NBC4 (Washington)
New York Jets at Detroit Lions, 7:30 p.m. EDT, CBS2 (New York)/FOX2 (Detroit)
New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 8 P.M. EDT, WBZ (New England)/KTRK (Houston)
Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals, 10 P.M. EDT, FOX (Chicago)/NBC12 (Arizona)
Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers, 10 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders, 10 P.M. EDT, KCBS (Los Angeles)/FOX2 (Oakland)
Sunday, August 20
Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers, 8 P.M. EDT, NFL Network
Monday, August 21
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns, 8 P.M. EDT, ESPN