2016 NFL preseason schedule and game times for all 32 teams

We're only a few months away from kicking off the 2016 season and back in April when the regular season schedule was released, we listed all 256 games and highlighted some of the sexier matchups. But as football fans know all too well, we've got to get through the dreaded preseason slate of games first. And while most consider those exhibition games to be meaningless and a waste of time, the fact is jobs are still won and lost in August. It also provides fans with their first glimpses of the future as members of the 2016 NFL Draft class will make their debut.

So without further ado, here are the preseason schedules and game times for all 32 NFL teams. The action kicks off on Aug. 7 with the Packers and Colts facing off in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. There are a few other notable preseason matchups as well, including the Rams playing their first game in Los Angeles since leaving 22 years go. L.A. will square off against the Cowboys on Aug. 13th at 8 p.m. ET. There are some other notable games and Ryan Wilson's breakdown of the 2016 preseason schedule is worth checking out.

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

  • Aug. 13: Colts, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Giants, 4 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: at Redskins, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Lions, 7:30 p.m. ET

Miami Dolphins

  • Aug. 12: at Giants, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: at Cowboys, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 25: Falcons, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Titans, 7 p.m. ET

New England Patriots

  • Aug. 11: Saints, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Bears, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: at Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Giants, 7 p.m. ET

New York Jets

  • Aug. 11: Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: at Redskins, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Giants, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Eagles, 7 p.m. ET
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Patriots fans can expect to see Jimmy Garoppolo quite a bit this preseason. USATSI

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

  • Aug. 11: Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Colts, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Lions, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Saints, 8 p.m. ET

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Aug. 12: Vikings, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Lions, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: at Jaguars, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Colts, 7:30 p.m. ET

Cleveland Browns

  • Aug. 12: at Packers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Falcons, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: at Buccaneers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Bears, 8 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Aug. 12: Lions, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Eagles, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: at Saints, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET
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After sitting out all of last season, Robert Griffin III will make his Browns debut. USATSI

AFC South

Houston Texans

  • Aug. 14: at 49ers, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Saints, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: Cardinals, 4 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Cowboys, 8 p.m. ET

Indianapolis Colts

  • Aug. 7: Packers, 8 p.m. ET -- Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug. 13: at Bills, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Ravens, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Eagles, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Bengals, 7:30 p.m. ET

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Aug. 11: at Jets, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: Bengals, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Falcons, 7 p.m. ET

Tennessee Titans

  • Aug. 13: Chargers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Panthers, 3 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Raiders, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Dolphins, 7 p.m. ET
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Texans fans are undoubtedly eager to see newly acquired Brock Osweiler in action. USATSI

AFC West

Denver Broncos

  • Aug. 11: at Bears, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: 49ers, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Rams, 9 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Cardinals, 9:30 p.m. ET

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Aug. 13: Seahawks, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Rams, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Bears, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Packers, 8 p.m. ET

Oakland Raiders

  • Aug. 12: at Cardinals, 10 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Packers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Titans, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Seahawks, 10 p.m. ET

San Diego Chargers

  • Aug. 13: at Titans, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: Cardinals, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: at Vikings, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: 49ers, 10 p.m. ET
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Will Mark Sanchez earn the starting job for the defending champs? The preseason will be telling. USATSI

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

  • Aug. 13: at Rams, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: Dolphins, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 25: at Seahawks, 10 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Texans, 8 p.m. ET

New York Giants

  • Aug. 12: Dolphins, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Bills, 4 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Jets, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Patriots, 7 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Aug. 11: Buccaneers, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Steelers, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Colts, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Jets, 7 p.m. ET

Washington Redskins

  • Aug. 11: Falcons, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: Jets, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: Bills, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m. ET
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Cowboys fans are eager to see No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott in action for the first time. USATSI

AFC North

Chicago Bears

  • Aug. 11: Broncos, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Patriots, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Browns, 8 p.m. ET

Detroit Lions

  • Aug. 12: at Steelers, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Bengals, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Ravens, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Bills, 7:30 p.m. ET

Green Bay Packers

  • Aug. 7: at Colts, 8 p.m. ET -- Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug. 12: Browns, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Raiders, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: at 49ers, 10 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Chiefs, 8 p.m. ET

Minnesota Vikings

  • Aug. 12: at Bengals, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Seahawks, 10 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: Chargers, 1 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Rams, 8 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will play five preseason games, including the Hall of Fame Game. USATSI

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

  • Aug. 11: Redskins, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: at Browns, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 25: at Dolphins, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Jaguars, 7 p.m. ET

Carolina Panthers

  • Aug. 11: at Ravens, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Titans, 3 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: Patriots, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Steelers, 7:30 p.m. ET

New Orleans Saints

  • Aug. 11: at Patriots, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Texans, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: Steelers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Ravens, 8 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Aug. 11: at Eagles, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Jaguars, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: Browns, 8 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Redskins, 7:30 p.m. ET
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Bucs fans will be watching to see how much Jameis Winston has improved heading into Year 2. USATSI

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

  • Aug. 12: Raiders, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 19: at Chargers, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 28: at Texans, 3 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: Broncos, 8:30 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Rams

  • Aug. 13: Cowboys, 8 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: Chiefs, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 27: at Broncos, 9 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Vikings, 8 p.m. ET

San Francisco 49ers

  • Aug. 14: Texans, 7 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 20: at Broncos, 9 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 26: Packers, 10 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Chargers, 10 p.m. ET

Seattle Seahawks

  • Aug. 13: at Chiefs, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 18: Vikings, 10 p.m. ET
  • Aug. 25: Cowboys, 10 p.m. ET
  • Sept. 1: at Raiders, 10 p.m. ET
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Jared Goff, the first-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is the new face of the Rams franchise. USATSI
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