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Full 2011 NFL Preseason Schedule


The dates and kickoff times of the 64-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with five games on Thursday, August 11, including a nationally televised game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers on ESPN (8 p.m. ET).

That game is the first of 11 nationally televised preseason games featuring the entire 2010 playoff field.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will usher in the 2011 season on Saturday, August 6 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN, NFL Network) when the class of 2011 – RICHARD DENT, MARSHALL FAULK, CHRIS HANBURGER, LES RICHTER, ED SABOL, DEION SANDERS and SHANNON SHARPE – takes its place among the all-time greats.

The 2011 preseason schedule was announced on April 12, without dates and times, which have now been confirmed.  Since that announcement, the August 7 Pro Football Hall of Fame game has been cancelled and the San Diego Chargers at Dallas Cowboys game has been moved from Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 21.  It will now be televised nationally by NBC (8 p.m. ET).

In Week 1 of the NFL preseason slate, the Saints will host the San Francisco 49ers at the Louisiana Superdome on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. CT.

New Orleans will travel to face the Houston Texans on Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m. CT. T.

In Week 3, the Saints will travel to the West Coast where they will face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. CT in a contest televised nationally by NBC.

The Saints will close out the preseason at the Superdome against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m. CT.

All preseason games except for the nationally televised Oakland game will be broadcast regionally on CST, as well as being available in the New Orleans area on FOX 8 WVUE.

The complete 2011 NFL preseason schedule:

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 11 – 15

Thursday, August 11-Time Eastern
Seattle at San Diego (ESPN )-8:00p
Jacksonville at New England-7:30p
Baltimore at Philadelphia-7:30p
Denver at Dallas-8:30p
Arizona at Oakland-10:00p
Friday, August 12
Tampa Bay at Kansas City (FOX )-8:00p
Miami at Atlanta -7:30p
Cincinnati at Detroit-7:30p
Pittsburgh at Washington-7:30p
San Francisco at New Orleans-8:00p
Saturday, August 13
Green Bay at Cleveland-7:30p
NY Giants at Carolina-8:00p
Buffalo at Chicago-8:00p
Indianapolis at St. Louis-8:00p
Minnesota at Tennessee-8:00p

Monday, August 15
NY Jets at Houston (ESPN)-8:00p

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 18-22

Thursday, August 18
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (FOX)-8:00p
New England at Tampa Bay-7:30p
Friday, August 19
Atlanta at Jacksonville (FOX)-8:00p
Washington at Indianapolis-7:00p
Kansas City at Baltimore-7:30p
Detroit at Cleveland-7:30p
Carolina at Miami -7:30p
Arizona at Green Bay-8:00p

Saturday, August 20
New Orleans at Houston-8:00p
Tennessee at St. Louis-8:00p
Oakland at San Francisco-8:00p
Buffalo at Denver-8:30p
Minnesota at Seattle-10:00p

Sunday, August 21
San Diego at Dallas (NBC)-8:00p
Cincinnati at NY Jets-7:00p
Monday, August 22
Chicago at NY Giants (ESPN)-8:00p

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 25-28

Thursday, August 25
Washington at Baltimore(ESPN)-8:00p
Carolina at Cincinnati-7:00p
Cleveland at Philadelphia-7:30p
Friday, August 26
Green Bay at Indianapolis (CBS)-8:00p
St. Louis at Kansas City-8:00p

Saturday, August 27
New England at Detroit (CBS)-8:00p
Jacksonville at Buffalo-7:00p
NY Jets at NY Giants-7:00p
Atlanta at Pittsburgh-7:30p
Miami at Tampa Bay -7:30p
Dallas at Minnesota-8:00p
Houston at San Francisco-8:00p
Chicago at Tennessee-8:00p
Seattle at Denver-9:00p
San Diego at Arizona-10:00p
Sunday, August 28
New Orleans at Oakland  (NBC)-8:00p
Thursday, September 1
Detroit at Buffalo-6:30p
Indianapolis at Cincinnati-7:00p
Baltimore at Atlanta-7:30p
St. Louis at Jacksonville-7:30p
Dallas at Miami-7:30p
NY Giants at New England-7:30p
Philadelphia at NY Jets-7:30p
Tampa Bay at Washington-7:30p
Pittsburgh at Carolina-8:00p
Cleveland at Chicago-8:00p
Kansas City at Green Bay-8:00p
Houston at Minnesota-8:00p
Tennessee at New Orleans-8:00p
Denver at Arizona-10:00p
San Francisco at San Diego-10:00p
Friday, September 2
Oakland at Seattle-10:30p

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