The NFL preseason rolls along with the Week 2 slate from Thursday, Aug. 17 through Monday, Aug. 21. After a handful of notable performances in Week 1 resulted in some early, perhaps premature takeaways, the second week of preseason action should help solidify some realistic expectations for the coming year.
Last week, Derek Carr’s debut with the New Orleans Saints went off without a hitch as they fended off the Kansas City Chiefs 26-24 in a wildly entertaining back-and-forth. Carr went 6-for-8 for 70 yards and a touchdown in his lone series of the afternoon. As for his former team, the Las Vegas Raiders defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 in what was the Aidan O’Connell show. The rookie fourth-rounder went 15-for-18 for 141 yards and a touchdown with a 117.8 passer rating.
O’Connell proved to be the lone rookie signal-caller to debut with an efficient performance, as Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, and Anthony Richardson all had up-and-down showings with their respective teams. However, another week of preseason actions offers an opportunity to iron out the kinks before the regular season begins.
Below is the full Week 2 preseason schedule, with all times listed in ET.
Week 2 preseason schedule
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19
Jaguars @ Lions, 1 p.m. — NFL Network
Dolphins @ Texans, 4 p.m. — NFL Network
Bills @ Steelers, 6:30 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Bears @ Colts, 7 p.m. — NFL Network
Buccaneers @ Jets, 7:30 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Patriots @ Packers, 8 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Titans @ Vikings, 8 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Chiefs @ Cardinals, 8 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Broncos @ 49ers, 8:30 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Raiders @ Rams, 9 p.m. — Local, NFL+
Cowboys @ Seahawks, 10 p.m. — NFL Network
Sunday, August 20
Saints @ Chargers, 7:05 p.m. — NFL Network