The NFL announced that NFL Network will carry 13 live preseason games next month, highlighted by the live pro football debut of the league’s first-overall pick, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
The national audience will have to wait until preseason Week 2 for their first live taste of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, August 17, will be aired on NFL Network beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time. The game will be broadcast locally on KCTV5 (CBS). Chiefs-Steelers is the middle game of a preseason triple-header beginning with Cleveland Browns-Indianapolis Colts and ending with Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Rams, which will be played in Hawaii.
The Chiefs played the Steelers during the 2018 regular season. They blew a 21-point lead but eventually won 42-37. Patrick Mahomes threw for 326 yards and six touchdowns in the game.
Mahomes’ numbers should be way different when the Chiefs take on the Steelers this preseason, as Chiefs head coach Andy Reid usually gives the starters about two series (the equivalent of a quarter) during the second game. The one question that immediately comes to mind is how many times Mahomes picks on cornerback Steve Nelson during those two series.
Reid typically uses preseason Week 3 as a three-quarter dress rehearsal for the regular season.
The league says it will re-air all 65 preseason games on NFL Network, which can be streamed live through the NFL and NFL Network apps on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices. Access is also available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork