The NFL is back on your TV (and streaming live online on your computer) starting Thursday with Week 1 of preseason football action. The Arizona Cardinals, as we well know by now, are beginning the Kevin Kolb era against those dark and deadly Oakland Raiders.â†µ
The Cardinals game against the Raiders will be broadcast locally on ABC TV-15. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time with pregame coverage at 6:30. If you cannot watch the game live, it will be replayed on Saturday at 12:30 PM Arizona time on Fox Sports Arizona.â†µ
The Seattle Seahawks are the only other NFC West team playing Thursday with the San Francisco 49ers slated for Friday and the division-favorite St. Louis Rams on Saturday.â†µ
There aren't many games on national TV this first week but you can catch that Seattle game against the San Diego Chargers on ESPN on Thursday (5:00 p.m. PT). On Friday, Fox will carry Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City (5:00 p.m. PT) and on Saturday the NFL Network will have Green Bay vs. Cleveland (4:30 p.m.). Sunday's only game is on ESPN (5:00 p.m. PT) with the New York Jets against Matt Leinart's Houston Texans.â†µ
Even if the game you're looking for isn't on national TV, you can still watch live online streaming for free from NFL.com. Here's the full schedule for Week 1 of the NFL preseason.â†µ
Welcome to the 2011 NFL season!