In the preseason.
The very first football game of the year is called the Hall of Fame game, and is played in early august. Then preseason games are played until early September, when the regular season starts
In 2012, the Steelers first preseason game will be on Thursday, August 9th against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The first preseason game is Sunday, August 9, 2009. Calculating from July 13, that is 27 days away. See link below for more information on the preseason.
nfl players get game checks but not in the preseason.So do they get paid for preseason games .And do they get a percentage of the gate or merchandice at presesaon games.
Generally, it takes as long to play a preseason game as it does to play a regular season game. That would be between 2 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes.
The first preseason game of 2014 was August 3 between the Giants and the Bills. The Giants won the game 17-13.
Aug. 2, 1967: 1st preseason game Saints lost to Los Angeles Rams, 16-7 at Anaheim, Calif.
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