NFL releases preseason schedule
NEW YORK (AP) - The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and the team they beat, the San Francisco 49ers, each will make one national TV appearance during the NFL preseason this summer.
The Ravens play the third of their four-game preseason schedule on Thursday night, Aug. 22, hosting Carolina on ESPN. San Francisco concludes its exhibition schedule with a home game against Minnesota on Sunday night, Aug. 25 on NBC.
Earlier that afternoon, New Orleans visits Houston on Fox.
Dallas plays Miami in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night, Aug. 4 on NBC to open the preseason. Other highlights among nationally televised games are Pittsburgh at Washington on Aug. 19, and Seattle at Green Bay on Aug. 23.
Every 2012 playoff team will appear in a nationally televised preseason game.