Week 1 of the 2014 NFL preseason gets underway tonight with six games on the schedule and already fans are chomping at the bit! Yes, it may be just the preseason, but for die-hard NFL fans tonight signals the official start of the 2014 campaign. The preseason in the NFL isn't like any other in pro sports. Unlike Major League Baseball which has 40 games to prepare for a new season or the NHL or NBA who both have over 20 games to tune up each season, the NFL has only four tune-up games before they count in the standings – yet many fans even take those games pretty seriously.
According to a Denver Post report on Aug. 6 the NFL is kicking off the preseason with a couple marquee match-ups that will surely draw fan attention, including a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl will take place in the Mile High City when the Seahawks and Broncos square-off at 9 p.m. ET.
Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning won’t see much playing time, but that won’t matter to Broncos fans that will definitely bring an electric feel to the game. Denver fell one game short of their goal of winning a championship last season so this year is it Lombardi Trophy or bust!
The second intriguing match-up today features another Super Bowl rematch when the Ravens face the 49ers in Baltimore. Both of these teams are predicted to do well once again in 2014, but do they have enough to meet up in February with another title on the line?
Here is a look at the Week 1 schedule and current Las Vegas odds.
Thursday, Aug 7
- Seattle (-2) at Denver — 9 p.m. ET
- Indianapolis at NY Jets (-3) — 7 p.m. ET
- New England at Washington (-1) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- San Francisco at Baltimore (PICK) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- Cincinnati at Kansas City (-1.5) — 8 p.m. ET
- Dallas at San Diego (-3) — 10 p.m. ET
Friday, Aug 8
- Miami at Atlanta (-2) — 7 p.m. ET
- Buffalo at Carolina (-1) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (PICK) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- Oakland at Minnesota (-1) — 8 p.m. ET
- Philadelphia at Chicago (-3) — 8 p.m. ET
- New Orleans at St. Louis (-1) — 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug 9
- Cleveland at Detroit (-2) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- Pittsburgh at NY Giants (-2) — 7:30 p.m. ET
- Green Bay at Tennessee (-2) — 8 p.m. ET
- Houston at Arizona (-2) — 8 p.m. ET