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NFL Preseason TV Schedule 2014: When and How to Watch Entire Week 2 Slate

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 12, 2014

After a week of preseason NFL games, the anticipation for the regular season has only mounted. Fans who are eager for the real thing will have to wait for three more weeks of exhibition games to conclude.

Even though the slate of games won't determine positioning, there are still important things at stake for a few franchises. A few players stand to gain an advantage in high-profile position battles.

Here's a look at the entire schedule, viewing information for Week 2 and players whose performances could be major steps toward increased roles in the regular season.

 

Preseason Week 2 Schedule and Viewing Info
Thursday, Aug. 14Time (ET)TVLive Stream
Jacksonville at Chicago8 p.m.ESPNPreseason Live
Friday, Aug. 15Time (ET)TVLive Stream
Philadelphia at New England7:30 p.m.NFLPreseason Live
Tennessee at New Orleans8 p.m.N/APreseason Live
San Diego at Seattle10 p.m.NFLPreseason Live
Detroit at Oakland10 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Saturday, Aug. 16Time (ET)TVLive Stream
Green Bay at St. Louis4 p.m.NFLPreseason Live
NY Giants at Indianapolis7 p.m.N/APreseason Live
NY Jets at Cincinnati7 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Baltimore at Dallas7 p.m.NFLPreseason Live
Buffalo at Pittsburgh7:30 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Miami at Tampa Bay7:30 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Atlanta at Houston8 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Arizona at Minnesota8:30 p.m.N/APreseason Live
Sunday, Aug. 17Time (ET)TVLive Stream
Denver at San Francisco4 p.m.NFLPreseason Live
Kansas City at Carolina8 p.m.FoxPreseason Live
Monday, Aug. 18Time (ET)TVLive Stream
Cleveland at Washington8 p.m.ESPNPreseason Live

 

Johnny Manziel's Time Could Be Now

Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

Most believed that Johnny Manziel would have to wait until some time during the season to be named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.

As it turns out, Manziel might be ready to overtake Brian Hoyer as the man under center sooner than later. After an impressive debut last week in Detroit, Manziel has shown exceptional growth.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King chimes in:

"This looked clearly to be Hoyer’s gig, at least to start the season. Not anymore. The gap has closed significantly, and Saturday night was Exhibit A why."

Per King, Browns safety Donte Whitner says the locker room is split 50-50 between Manziel and Hoyer. What will matter in the end is what head coach Mike Pettine thinks. 

After Manziel completed seven of 11 pass attempts for 63 yards and ran for 27 more, the NFL community was buzzing about Johnny Football's performance.

If he can play well against Washington on Monday, Manziel may force Pettine's hand.

 

Jimmy Clausen Can Become Jay Cutler's Backup

Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) gestures against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter during a preseason game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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There's no question that if healthy, Jay Cutler is the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. That said, Cutler has missed 12 games in the last three seasons. Because of his inability to remain healthy for an entire season, the Bears' backup quarterback position is of vital importance.

Before the preseason began, Jordan Palmer was believed to be Cutler's backup. After an impressive training camp and a solid performance against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 of the preseason, Clausen may have already become the No. 2 guy.

Per Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said:

“Right now, we’re going to have Jimmy relieve Jay. He’ll have the shot whenever Jay comes out of the game, whenever that is. But both of them will play."

Clausen completed seven of 13 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Clausen's big arm and experience would seemingly make him a better option in the event Cutler goes down.

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