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2019 NFL preseason football Friday night thread

More summer action.

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Week 1 of the preseason continues on Friday, August 9, with two more matchups. The early game is the Bucs vs. Steelers, followed by the Vikings vs. Saints.

There aren’t a ton of Eagles connections to the first game, but Beau Allen is still suiting up for Tampa Bay. And, in the second game, cornerback Patrick Robinson is making his return from IR for New Orleans.

It’ll be interesting if these teams follow the trends of Thursday’s games to hold back most of the starters. It’s way too early to be talking about how the Vikings-Saints matchup could be a preview of some postseason action, but both teams have made pushes the past couple of seasons and could be Eagles competition heading to the NFC Championship.

But, still, it’s the preseason so hopefully the games are just interesting enough to keep your attention.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Information

TV Schedule

Date: August 9, 2019

Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NFL Network

Location: Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, PA

Online Streaming

Live stream: NFL Game Pass | fuboTV


Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh (-2.5)

SB Nation Blogs

Bucs Nation | Behind the Steel Curtain

Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints Game Information

Date: August 9, 2019

Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans, LA

Online Streaming

Live stream: NFL Game Pass | fuboTV


Minnesota at New Orleans (-3)

SB Nation Blogs

Daily Norseman | Canal Street Chronicles


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