5 Preseason NFL Games Worth Attending
With preseason football right around the corner, it’s time to start scooping up tickets for your favorite team. At SeatGeek you can find tickets to every game of the season, including preseason matchups.
Let’s take a look at five games worth attending before the regular season kicks off.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts (August 9)
At CenturyLink Field on Thursday, August 9, the Seattle Seahawks host the Indianapolis Colts. It’s been a tough offseason for Seattle and the 12th man, as the NFC South Seahawks have lost multiple important defensive pieces including cornerback Richard Sherman. With much uncertainty on one side of the ball, it’ll be interesting to see how this team looks this year.
On the other side of the field will be the Indianapolis Colts, led by quarterback Andrew Luck, who’s scheduled to be under center for the first time in 19 months. Assumed to be completely healthy, Luck will surely have some rust to shake off, but Colts fans will be ecstatic to have him back on the field. Find tickets here
Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles (August 23)
While you probably rolled your eyes at the thought of paying for a Browns preseason game, Cleveland’s NFL woes might be a thing of the past. After a busy and well-received offseason filled with roster – and coaching – moves, the Browns might actually have a shot at competing this season. For head coach Hue Jackson’s sake, that better happen.
The Browns will take the field against the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, featuring Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles under center. Or, perhaps, we’ll see a healthy Carson Wentz, who is currently on track to start the regular season. The Eagles will look to build on an unbelievable 2017 campaign and get right back the 2018 season’s promised land in Atlanta. Oh, and you can find tickets here, starting at a mere $7.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans (August 30)
Sean McVay’s second season as the Rams coach gets underway in August and he’ll look to build on a brilliant first year as the youngest head coach in the league. With running back Todd Gurley locked into a brand new contract and quarterback Jared Goff heading into his second full year as a starter, there’s at least one Los Angeles team poised for a fantastic 2018.
Houston, on the other hand, will have many questions to answer during preseason and at least the first part of the regular season. With quarterback DeShaun Watson likely to see at least a few snaps by August 30th, as well as a rehabbed J.J. Watt, the Texans will look to vastly improve on a 2017 campaign that was marred by injury. You can find tickets here, starting at only $7.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys (August 9)
With starter Jimmy Garoppolo cemented as the 49ers franchise quarterback, there’s hope in Santa Clara for the first time in a few years. The former Patriots backup led San Francisco to five straight wins in his five starts last season and he’ll surely lead his team to more in 2018. He brings hope of a winning season for the first time since 2013.
Dallas brings a Dez Bryant-less squad to Santa Clara, featuring quarterback Dak Prescott and the controversial running back Ezekiel Elliot. No doubt the team will be looking to start the year off right with some solid preseason play because another 9-7 season like last year won’t fly in Jerry’s World. You can find tickets here
NFL Hall of Fame Game: Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens (August 2)
As is NFL tradition, the preseason gets underway in Canton, Ohio with the Hall of Fame Game. The Chicago Bears, with Mitch Trubisky under center, will face the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco. The Ravens offense will be something to watch, as Heisman winner Lamar Jackson will be the team’s clear backup quarterback but should see some potentially interesting two-QB sets that may be utilized throughout the regular season.
Chicago may still be a year away from making a run at the playoffs, but Trubisky’s first full season as a starter should dictate the team’s future. Matt Nagy takes over as head coach and will look to better utilize his offensive players. Coming from an offensive coordinator background, this should encourage Chicago fans and they’ll get first glance at the new attack during the HoF Game. You can find tickets find tickets here
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