Week 3 of the 2018 NFL preseason schedule will get underway tomorrow when the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns. According to NFL.com, Week 3 of the exhibition schedule is what most NFL experts look into a bit deeper than the other preseason games due to the fact that most coaches refer to this game as a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. Week 3 is when most teams will play their starters for the entire first half -- if not longer.

Must-see action

Yes, we are still in the exhibition portion of the schedule, but there are a ton of great looking games on the schedule.

SB Nation indicates that Friday’s schedule will feature several marquee matchups, including the New England Patriots facing the Carolina Panthers, the Giants squaring off against the revamped Jets, and the Detroit Lions taking on Tampa Bay in a battle of two teams heading into the 2018 season with high expectations.

But wait, there's more! The Seahawks will take on the Minnesota Vikings, and the Green Bay Packers travel to Oakland to face Jon Gruden and the Raiders. Not a bad lineup for a Friday night in August.

TV schedule for Week 3

Week 3 of the 2018 preseason NFL docket will see its biggest TV schedule of the exhibition season as eight games will air nationally. Two games will air nationally on FOX and CBS, while the NFL Network will cover three other contests, including the big game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders.

NBC will air the Sunday night game between the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys starting at 8PM ET.

Below is a look at the complete Week 3 preseason schedule, along with the current Las Vegas odds for each contest. All game times are Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, August 23

Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (-3) 8PM on FOX

Friday, August 24

Broncos at Redskins (-3) -- 7:30PM

New England at Carolina (-1.5) -- 7:30PM


Giants at N.Y. Jets (-3) -- 7:30PM

Lions at Tampa Bay (-2) -- 8PM on CBS

Seahawks at Vikings (-3.5) -- 8PM

Packers at Raiders (-7) 10:30PM on NFL Network

Saturday, August 25

Chiefs at Bears (-2) 1PM on NFL Network

Houston at L.A. Rams (-3) -- 4PM

Tennessee at Pittsburgh (-4) -- 4PM on NFL Network

San Francisco at Indianapolis (-1) -- 4:30PM

Atlanta at Jacksonville (-2) -- 7PM

Ravens at Dolphins (PICK) -- 7PM

New Orleans at L.A. Chargers (-3) 8PM on CBS

Sunday, August 26

Bengals at Bills -- 4PM on FOX

Cardinals at Cowboys -- 8PM on NBC