The 2015 NFL preseason schedule for Week 1 officially gets underway tonight with six game on tap. Right off the bat the NFL has scheduled some early intriguing match-ups on this first weekend of action, most notably the Green Bay Packers taking on the New England Patriots from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
According to a SB Nation report, the only thing we know for sure about tonight’s Packers vs Patriots game is that the final two minutes of the 4th quarter won’t be decided by Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. While many starters may only play one quarter or less, the hype for these two top-tier clubs will still be there as the World Champion Patriots suit up for their first home game since defeating the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49. However the ongoing deflategate saga may have even some of the most die-hard Pats fans questioning if New England will repeat as champs in 2016. Either way, Patriots fans are ready to cheer on their champs!
Other games of interest on the Week 1 schedule include the Jets at Detroit, Dallas vs. San Diego, Denver taking on the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis squaring-off against Philadelphia. In a possible Super Bowl 50 preview, the Eagles and Colts are two teams that will be on everyone’s radar in 2015 as many experts are predicting big seasons from both squads. Led by Andrew Luck, Indy will have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL, but let’s not forget about Chip Kelly and the run and gun Eagles.
Kelly said picking up former Broncos QB Tim Tebow in the off-season is far from a gimmick move, and if you know how wild Chip Kelly likes to get on offense you can believe what he says. Tebow, in the right offense. can bring something to the table that many other quarterbacks don’t.While he may not be the best QB mechanically, he’s a pure athlete who can add a huge dimension to the Philly offense this season. Don’t be surprised to see some Florida Gators meets Oregon Ducks type plays from the Eagles in 2015!
Here is a look at the Week 1 schedule, odds and start times.
Thursday, Aug. 13
- Green Bay vs. New England (-3) 7:30 p.m. EST (NFL Network)
- New Orleans vs. Baltimore (-3) 7:30 p.m. EST
- NY Jets vs. Lions (-3) 7:30 p.m. EST
- Washington vs. Cleveland (-1) 8 p.m. EST
- Miami vs. Chicago (PICK) 8 p.m. EST
- Dallas vs. San Diego (-3) 10 p.m. EST (NFL Network)
Friday, Aug. 15
- Tennessee vs. Atlanta (-2) 7:00 p.m. EST
- Carolina vs Buffalo (-3) 7:00 p.m. EST
- Pittsburgh vs. Jacksonville (-3) 7:30 p.m. EST
- NY Giants vs. Cincinnati (-3) 7:30 p.m. EST
- St. Louis vs. Oakland at 10 p.m. EST
- Denver vs. Seattle (-4) at 10 p.m. EST
Sat. Aug. 16
- Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota (-3.5) 8:00 p.m. EST
- 49ers vs Houston (-3) 8:00 p.m. EST
- Chiefs vs Cardinals (-2) 9:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, Aug. 17
- Colts vs Eagles (-3) 1:p.m. EST