The new season begins on September 30, with two games each on the NFL Network and CBS, as well as two new “special edition” games: The Los Angeles Raiders and the Denver Broncos.
Those games will air on September 27 and 28, respectively, with a return on September 29, as part of the NFL’s Week 6 pre-season slate.
The Raiders-Broncos preseason contest will be the second time the NFL has hosted a preseason game on the road.
The league’s first preseason game at Levi’s Stadium, which was held on September 26, 2006, drew a crowd of 6,081 for the home team and 8,527 for the visitors.
The 2014 season’s opening night game against the Seattle Seahawks drew a record 7,958, and the 2015 preseason game against Arizona, which drew a 9,095 crowd, was the only game in the NFL to be broadcast live in the United States.
The first-ever pre-Season Game in the West, which aired on September 21, 2018, drew 6,717 fans for the Oakland Raiders and 6,973 for the Los Angeles Rams.
That game was the first ever televised preseason game in North America, and was played in Phoenix, Arizona.
The NFL’s annual pre-NFL Scouting Combine will take place at the California Memorial Coliseum on September 28.
Los Angeles’ L. A. Chargers hosted the NFL Draft on Saturday, September 30.
NFL Network host Adam Schefter reported on Twitter that the Chargers will be using the same uniform colors that they have worn for the past four years for the event.
The Chargers are wearing the purple and blue uniforms for their pre-draft workout on September 25, with the orange and white uniforms on September 31.
The teams will then be paired up for the first of three exhibition games on September 12, when the teams will square off against each other in the second of the two exhibition games that will be televised live on NFL Network.
The NFL is scheduled to announce the first draft picks in the 2018 NFL draft on October 3.
The draft order will be announced later that day.
ESPN’s “College GameDay” will televise a pre-Draft Round of 32 matchup between the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings on October 5.
ESPN is expected to televise the first round matchup between Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Leonard Fournette and the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz on October 11.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.