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    No Preseason on Direct TV

    I know there was a thread showing preseason games to be announced on Direct TV, but the channels are now updated and they all point to NFL Network. Looks like were stuck watching tape delayed games (

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    Re: No Preseason on Direct TV

    That sucks, because NFL network shows just parts of each game.

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    Re: No Preseason on Direct TV

    I think you were misinformed or overreacting.

    As far as I've heard, nothing was ever announced that DirecTV would be broadcasting NFL preseason games any differently than has been done before. DirecTV is a satellite service provider, not a broadcast network. Therefore, DirecTV doesn't show any NFL games...only the channels that they carry will be showing games. This means that on DirecTV we can see all the preseason games carried live on:

    FOX
    CBS
    NBC
    ESPN
    NFL Network

    NFL Network will only carry the games not covered live by those other networks (as far as I know), and most of those that NFL Network does broadcast will be on a tape-delayed basis. I do believe that they will carry a few live preseason games in their entirety though, as they will begin to broadcast a few live NFL games starting on Thanksgiving. On the nights that the NFL has many preseason games going at the same time (Friday and Saturday nights, usually), NFL Network will continue broadcasting live snippets from around the league.

    I am still glad that, tape delayed or not, I'll have the opportunity to watch all four Vikings preseason games in their entirety.
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    Re: No Preseason on Direct TV

    Yeah, the first game is on ESPN.
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    Re: No Preseason on Direct TV

    Straight from the NFL.COM website, here is the schedule of nationally televised live preseason games to be shown this season:

    PRESEASON
    Date Game (Network)
    Sunday, Aug. 6 Oakland vs. Philadelphia (HOF Game) (NBC, 8 p.m. ET)
    Thursday, Aug. 10 Indianapolis at St. Louis (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
    Friday, Aug. 11 New England at Atlanta (CBS, 8 p.m. ET)
    Sunday, Aug. 13 Washington at Cincinnati (NBC, 8 p.m. ET)
    Monday, Aug. 14 Oakland at Minnesota (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
    Thursday, Aug. 17 Kansas City at N.Y. Giants (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
    Friday, Aug. 18 San Diego at Chicago (CBS, 8 p.m. ET)
    Saturday, Aug. 19 Arizona at New England (NFL Network, 8 p.m. ET)
    Sunday, Aug. 20 Seattle at Indianapolis (NBC, 8 p.m. ET)
    Monday, Aug. 21 Dallas at New Orleans (Shreveport, La.) (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
    Thursday, Aug. 24 Miami at Carolina (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
    Friday, Aug. 25 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
    Saturday, Aug. 26 Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (CBS, 8 p.m. ET)
    Sunday, Aug. 27 Houston at Denver (NFL Network, 8 p.m. ET)
    Monday, Aug. 28 Green Bay at Cincinnati (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

    If I am not mistaken, any game not on this list will be broadcast in its entirety on a tape-delayed basis by NFL Network.

    I won't post the entire NFL Network delayed game broadcast schedule here, but here are the dates and times for the Vikings re-broadcasts

    August 20 5 PM Vikings @ Steelers
    August 26 10 AM Ravens @ Vikings
    September 1 1 PM Vikings @ Cowboys
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