The NFL Network will televise a total of 13 preseason games in August, and the Chiefs vs. Steelers will be one of them during the second week.
The NFL Network has announced its full slate of preseason games and when it will broadcast all 65 games on the official schedule for each of the league’s teams. While most games will be televised as replays after they are initially played, there are 13 total games that have been earmarked for a live telecast, including the Week 2 preseason contest between the visiting Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The notion that the Chiefs were picked for one of the televised games shouldn’t surprise anyone considering their Super Bowl hopes for the year. Patrick Mahomes, the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player, is becoming a very popular player who can draw fans on his own outside of Chiefs Kingdom. The fact they are playing the Steelers, a team that has given the Chiefs fits in recent years, only makes the matchup more compelling.
This game will give Chiefs fans a first look at Steven Nelson in a new uniform for the first time since he was drafted by John Dorsey. It will also be interesting to see how the Steelers officially adjust after sending Antonio Brown to Oakland.
As for the Chiefs, this will the second game in which they can see what Steve Spagnuolo has planned for the defense. That will mean rookies getting playing time, new starters in the secondary, a remade defensive front and a pass rush without Justin Houston for the first time in years. And, of course, there’s Mahomes and company trotting out for at least a few plays to show off in the first quarter.
The full NFL Network slate has been revealed. Here’s how you can watch every Chiefs preseason game.
Week 1 – Saturday August 10 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chief at 2:00 a.m. (C.T.)
Week 2 – Saturday, August 17 – Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers at 6;30p.m. (C.T.)
Week 3 – Saturday – August 24 – San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs at 12:00 a.m. (C.T.)
Week 4 – Saturday, August 31 – Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers at 7:30 p.m. (C.T.)