You’ve been waiting six (long) months for the NFL’s regular season to start in 2023, since Super Bowl LVII on February 12, to be exact. The wait is over. Football is back.
The second week of the 2023 NFL preseason has officially begun and this weekend is packed with football action. Today’s football lineup begins with a Saturday afternoon game (or morning game, if you’re looking on the West Coast) between the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) and Detroit Lions (1-0). The matchup sets the stage for a busy weekend of NFL preseason games.
If you want to watch this pre-season game in Week 2 – and the rest will follow this weekend – we’ve got a few options and recommendations below for you to consider.
How the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions game
The preseason game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM PDT). The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.
NFL Network is included in many cable TV packages. Don’t have a cable TV package with the NFL Network? One of the most cost-effective ways to get it is through a subscription to Sling TV. The streamer offers access to the NFL network, local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (when available), and ESPN with the Orange + Blue Tier plan. Also worth noting: Sling TV comes with 50 hours of cloud-based DVR recording space, perfect for recording all of the best NFL games of the season andgames.
That plan normally costs $60 a month, but the streamer is currently running a 50% off promotion for your first month, so you’ll only pay $30. You can learn more by tapping the button below.
Key Features of Sling TV Orange + Blue Layer:
- There are a total of 46 channels to watch, including local NBC, FOX, and ABC affiliates (when available).
- You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games at the lowest price.
- All subscription levels include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.
Watch the Jaguars vs. Lions with NFL+
If you want to see all the preseason games, even the ones that aren’t on the market, go check it out NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 a year (or $7 a month), includes access to NFL Network, plus all preseason games. And yes, that includes those that are broadcast outside the market. To further enhance your NFL experience, upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games at once. A seven-day free trial is available.
Key Features of NFL+:
- You get access to all NFL preseason games, including off-market games.
- NFL+ lets you watch local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet.
- Includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it’s a good option for those who just want to stream football.
More ways to watch the Jaguars vs. Lions to watch: FuboTV
You can also watch the Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Detroit Lions FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-focused streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more, so you can watch more than just today’s games.
Start a 7-day free trial of Fubo to watch the NFL without cable. You can immediately start watching on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. As you know, Fox Sunday offers NFC games through “NFL on Fox”; while ESPN is home to ‘Monday Night Football’. ABC also airs some “MNF” games.
In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international football games. FuboTV starts at $75 per month for the Pro level (including NFL Network); the $100 per month Ultimate tier includes NFL RedZone.
Key features of FuboTV:
- The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network; the Ultimate tier contains 289 channels, including NFL RedZone.
- FuboTV includes all the channels you need to watch live sports, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
- All levels come with 1,000 hours of DVR recording.
Stream the Jaguars vs. Lions game on Hulu + Live TV
You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle offers access to 90 channels, including both Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football), and much more.
Hulu + Live TV comes with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $70 a month.
2023 NFL Preseason Schedule: Week 2
Plan ahead for this weekend’s games with the week 2 NFL preseason schedule below.
Saturday August 19
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m
- Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans, 4 p.m
- Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers, 6:30 p.m
- Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts, 7 p.m
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets, 7:30 p.m
- Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m
- Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals, 8 p.m
- New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m
- Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m
- Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams, 9 p.m
- Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks, 10 p.m
Sunday August 20
- New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:05 p.m
Monday August 21
- Baltimore Ravens at Washington Commanders, 8 p.m
What to expect during the 2023-4 NFL season
The NFL preseason runs through August 27. Here are some of the key storylines for the 2023-4 NFL season.
Aaron Rodgers in a new shade of green: Four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers takes over from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady as the oldest active player in the league. All eyes will be on the 39-year-old Hard Knocks star, who traded his Green Bay Packers uniform for a Jets green uniform after 18 seasons in Green Bay.
A-Rod is already making an impact in New York by mentoring younger players like Jets CB Sauce Gardner, whom Rodgers calls a “future Hall of Famer.” The Jets have not won the Super Bowl since 1969 and have not made the playoffs since 2010. Rodgers made the playoffs a total of nine times. The Jets have invested $112 million in Rodgers, adding a tenth postseason trip to his resume.
Geno Smith Silences Critics: The NFC West has always been a highly contested battleground and this season is no different. Ever since Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith got the starting quarterback in the post-Russell Wilson era, we’ve enjoyed seeing Smith silence naysayers. Smith led Seattle to nine wins, threw for a career-high 30 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl last season. He has promised fans he will improve on last season’s progress in hopes of dominating the NFC West.
Brock Purdy is no longer relevant: After of Mr. Irrelevant in the 2022 NFL Draft having gone to the first last overall NFL Draft pick to play (and win) a playoff game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is poised to cement himself as the Niners starter , even if it means sidelining Trey Lance. Purdy’s rise, from third string QB to playoff starter, dazzled fans (the NFL loves a good storyline) and we’ll be looking forward to Purdy proving that last season’s after-season success wasn’t a fluke. We also love a good storyline.
Other storylines follow this NFL season: After being sidelined for a season recovering from a torn ACL suffered during Super Bowl LVI, superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. ditched his LA Rams uniform and joined Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. This duo has the potential to be as prolific as Aaron Rodgers and Devante Adams or even (throwback alert), Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison.