NFL releases 2014 preseason schedule

NFL releases 2014 preseason schedule
The NFL will be kicking off the 2014 preseason before too long.

The San Francisco 49ers will make their 2014 debut at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos.

That much was revealed Wednesday as the NFL released its preseason matchups, although dates and times have only been set for nationally televised games.

There will be eight nationally televised exhibition games, and they will feature eight playoff teams from last season.

The 2014 preseason will kick off Sunday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. PT, when the Buffalo Bills play the New York Giants in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

The Seattle Seahawks, defending Super Bowl champions, open at Denver — the team they beat in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium — followed by home games against San Diego and Chicago. Seattle closes the preseason at Oakland.

The Seahawks have won nine consecutive exhibition games, dating to the 2011 season.

NY Giants vs. Buffalo (NBC, 8/3)   

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 7-10
Buffalo at Carolina
Cincinnati at Kansas City
Cleveland at Detroit
Dallas at San Diego
Green Bay at Tennessee
Houston at Arizona
Indianapolis at NY Jets
Miami at Atlanta
New England at Washington
New Orleans at St. Louis
Oakland at Minnesota
Philadelphia at Chicago
Pittsburgh at NY Giants
San Francisco at Baltimore
Seattle at Denver
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 14-18
Jacksonville at Chicago (ESPN, 8/14)
Kansas City at Carolina (FOX, 8/17)
Cleveland at Washington (ESPN, 8/18)
Arizona at Minnesota
Atlanta at Houston
Baltimore at Dallas
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Denver at San Francisco
Detroit at Oakland
Green Bay at St. Louis
Miami at Tampa Bay
NY Giants at Indianapolis
NY Jets at Cincinnati
Philadelphia at New England
San Diego at Seattle
Tennessee at New Orleans

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 21-24
Oakland at Green Bay (CBS, 8/22)
New Orleans at Indianapolis (CBS, 8/23)
San Diego at San Francisco (FOX, 8/24)
Cincinnati at Arizona (NBC, 8/24)
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Jacksonville at Detroit
Tennessee at Atlanta
Chicago at Seattle
Tampa Bay at Buffalo
Dallas at Miami
Carolina at New England
NY Giants at NY Jets
Washington at Baltimore
St. Louis at Cleveland
Houston at Denver
Minnesota at Kansas City

Arizona at San Diego
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Baltimore at New Orleans
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Cleveland
Denver at Dallas
Detroit at Buffalo
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Kansas City at Green Bay
Minnesota at Tennessee
New England at NY Giants
NY Jets at Philadelphia
San Francisco at Houston
Seattle at Oakland
St. Louis at Miami
Washington at Tampa Bay