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Finally: NFL Preseason Schedule Starts Tonight

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An actual football game will be played tonight. The 2011 NFL preseason schedule kicks off on Thursday night with give games and, while it's just preseason, it's awfully nice to be watching football in August considering our NFL lockout-filled offseason.

We've got five games this evening:

Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Awesome matchup to kick things off. The Ravens are always good but lost quite a few players this year and the Eagles formed "The Dream Team" this offseason with guys like CB Nnamdi Asomugha.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots: Two interesting things to watch here: QB Blaine Gabbert's first NFL start (even if it is just preseason) and the Patriots new guys like WR Chad Ochocinco and DT Albert Haynesworth, that is if they even play tonight.

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers: This game's on ESPN so we'll get our first look at the Chargers. People are still picking them to win the division so we'll need to keep an eye on them in this game.

Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys: Are the Broncos as bad as everyone is predicting? The first step to finding out is tonight when we'll get a healthy dose of QB Tim Tebow.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders: All three AFC West teams playing tonight and it culminates with the Raiders, who kick off at 9:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time).

Which game are you looking forward to the most?