+NFL preseason schedule 2014: +Seattle Seahawks, +Denver Broncos meet againDavid Steele
Hoping Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos get a crack at revenge for the Super Bowl beatdown by the Seattle Seahawks? Look no further than the first weekend this August—if you're ready to put that much weight into the first full week of the NFL preseason.
The rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII, a 43-8 Seahawks win, takes place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver the weekend of August 7-10, according to the preseason schedule the NFL released Wednesday afternoon.
Peyton Manning (AP Photo)
Dates and times for most of the 65 games were not released—only for the eight nationally-televised games, carried by NBC, Fox and ESPN. The Seahawks-Broncos game is not scheduled to be aired nationally. NFL Network routinely airs all preseason games, most of them on a delayed basis.
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One preseason game has been known since February— the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton on August 3 , between the +Buffalo Bills and +New York Giants. Seven new Hall members, including former Bill Andre Reed and former Giant Michael Strahan, will be enshrined the day before.
The regular season schedule is expected to be released later this month. The Thursday night opener usually hosted by the defending Super Bowl champion (this year, in Seattle), will be September 4.
Week 1 also features a rematch of the previous year's Super Bowl as San Francisco visits Baltimore, which means another Harbaugh Bowl, between head coaches Jim of the +San Francisco 49ers and John of the +Baltimore Ravens.
The final week of preseason brings New England to MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants, who defeated the Patriots twice in Super Bowls in a five-year span.
The full week-by-week schedule, with national TV games noted:
AUGUST 3, HALL OF FAME GAME
NY Giants vs. Buffalo at Canton, Ohio (NBC)