Tadd Haislop @TaddHaislop Updated at 4:57 p.m. ET Updated at 4:57 p.m. ET The 2018 NFL preseason schedule began Aug. 2 with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, between the Bears and Ravens. It ends with a weekend of games Aug. 30-31. That's more than four weeks for coaches, players and officials to prepare for the NFL season. Including that Bears-Ravens game, only eight games on the preseason schedule would be shown on national TV, with NBC, ESPN, FOX and CBS each getting two games. The Jets, Ravens, Browns, Bills and Cardinals — the five teams that selected quarterbacks in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft — are featured in some of those national TV games. MORE: Full NFL schedule, including preseason In addition to the national TV preseason schedule, NFL Network will carry 15 games live throughout the four weeks. NFL Network also will show replays of games throughout the … [Read more...] about NFL preseason schedule 2018: Games on TV, start times, week-by-week matchups
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Football is back!With the preseason already underway and Week 1 just a few weeks ahead, fans are already busy scouting their teams, scheduling their fantasy drafts, and making their picks for the 2018 NFL season.Gambling is set to make a huge splash in the league this year as more and more states legalize sports betting just in time for bettors to put their money down for the start of the season. But while Week 1 will offer gamblers plenty of opportunities to bet, there are some wagers that bettors will want to get in before the Eagles and Falcons kick off the first game of the year.Below we break down the season props for every team in the NFL — over/under win totals, odds to make or miss the playoffs, and odds to win the division and the Super Bowl. We've also included our best bet in each division heading into the 2018 season.Take a look below and see how you can bet your favorite team before the year kicks off. 40 PHOTOS Bets to make on every NFL team in 2018 See Gallery … [Read more...] about The best bet to make on every NFL team before the season starts
Aug 07, 1:14 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Anthony Riccobono @tony_riccobono 08/07/18 AT 12:29 PM For the first time in seven months, all 32 NFL teams are scheduled to play in the same week. Sure, it’s only preseason, but you can still watch and bet on every game just like you could in the regular season.Week 1 of the 2018 NFL preseason features 16 contests over the span of three days. Five of the games will be broadcast on national TV, and the rest of the schedule can be seen on each team’s local affiliate.Because it’s the start of the preseason and few starters will see much playing time, no betting line is higher than 3.5 points. No road team is favored. The game totals range from 34-37. The Dallas Cowboys are the week’s biggest underdog, getting more than a field goal in their road game against the San Francisco 49ers. The contest between the Washington Redskins and New … [Read more...] about NFL Preseason Schedule 2018: Week 1 TV Channels, Start Times, Betting Odds For Every Game
It's possible there's no position in sports is more important to a team's success than that of an NFL quarterback.The importance of the position goes beyond the starters. Backup QBs are also vital to a team's success heading into a fresh NFL season. Look no further than the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. While Carson Wentz played like an MVP candidate for most of the season, it was backup Nick Foles who carried the team over the finish line to lift the Lombardi Trophy.Below, we've ranked the QB situations of all 32 teams heading for the 2018 NFL season. While some teams have clearer skies ahead of them as young quarterbacks develop, these rankings were made with the upcoming season in mind. The most weight was given to starting quarterbacks while also acknowledging the strength of a team's backups. 32 PHOTOS Ranking each NFL team's quarterback situation See Gallery Ranking each NFL team's quarterback situation 32. Buffalo Bills Projected Week … [Read more...] about Ranking every NFL team’s quarterback situation heading into the 2018 season
Jul 29, 6:44 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Bobby Ilich 07/29/18 AT 4:37 PM During the dog days of summer, there often is a deep longing for Fall to arrive and with it the start of the NFL season. Fortunately, there are at least some preseason games to start following beginning on Thursday night.The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens start things off in the Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. ESPN will televise the game.As usual, there are four weeks of preseason games. This year the preseason begins on Aug. 2 and ends on Aug. 31, with eight games televised live nationally.Starters are usually rested for most of the preseason, giving way to rookies who were drafted in late rounds or not drafted at all. Teams will be looking to make cuts from the roughly 90 players that are currently on their roster.Teams must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the … [Read more...] about NFL 2018 Schedule: When Does The Preseason, Regular Season Start?