National Football League announces 2019 preseason schedule, featuring Broncos-Falcons opener, 65 total games


Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals prepares to take the field for the National Football League game against the Detroit Lions at State Farm Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.

The NFL announced its 2019 preseason schedule, which has the Browns facing the Washington Redskins at home in the first week of preseason play.

The exact dates and times of the contests against the Raiders, Broncos, and Texans will be announced later.

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The Arizona Cardinals unveiled their home and away opponents for the 2019 preseason Tuesday. That game will take place between August 8 and August 12., featuring a Chargers team that matched the 12-4 record put up by their AFC West rival Chiefs last season.

The Cardinals-Raiders game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Quarterback Andrew Luck earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors, while the team had two rookies - linebacker Darius Leonard and guard Quenton Nelson - named First-Team All-Pro; Leonard was also voted as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year. That game will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The Indianapolis Colts today confirmed that they will be hosting the Cleveland Browns for multiple joint training camp practices at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., prior to the two teams' Game 2 preseason matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. Last year's Vikings went 8-7-1, finishing second in their division behind the Chicago Bears. This year, that is Thursday, Aug. 29.