By Brendan Stiles
The first week of the 2013 NFL preseason begins with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, followed by a weekend slate of games between Aug. 8-11. As of Saturday, there are currently 34 former Iowa football players listed on NFL rosters.
Below is a list of this week’s preseason games in the NFL, including which former Iowa players are with which teams. Included will be a list of televisions stations in Iowa carrying preseason games of four Midwest teams — the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings (The St. Louis Rams no longer carry local preseason games in Iowa).
In addition, there are also five nationally televised preseason games this week including the Aug. 9 contest on NFL Network between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, which features six former Iowa players (three on each team).
Sunday, Aug. 4:
Miami vs. Dallas (Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio), 7 p.m. (NBC) — Dolphins: Keenan Davis, Marvin McNutt
Thursday, Aug. 8:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. — Ravens: Marshal Yanda; Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn
Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (ESPN) — Bengals: Shaun Prater; Falcons: Jonathan Babineaux
St. Louis at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Washington at Tennessee, 7 p.m. — Redskins: Adam Gettis; Titans: Shonn Greene, Karl Klug
Denver at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Seattle at San Diego, 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9:
NY Jets at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. — Lions: Riley Reiff, Amari Spievey
Miami at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. — Dolphins: Keenan Davis, Marvin McNutt; Jaguars: Allen Reisner
New England at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. (NFL Network) — Patriots: A.J. Edds, Jeff Tarpinian, Markus Zusevics; Eagles: Bradley Fletcher, Matt Tobin, Julian Vandervelde
Chicago at Carolina, 7 p.m. — Panthers: Colin Cole, Charles Godfrey
*TV stations in Iowa carrying Bears/Panthers: KFXA-DT 28.1 (Eastern Iowa); KLJB-DT 18.1 (Quad Cities); KDMI-THS 19.1 (Des Moines); KPTM-DT 42.1 (Council Bluffs/Omaha)
Arizona at Green Bay, 7 p.m. — Packers: Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde
*TV stations in Iowa carrying Cardinals/Packers: KGCW-DT 26.1 (Quad Cities); KCWI-CW 23.1 (Des Moines); KMTV-DT 3.1 (Council Bluffs/Omaha); WXOW-DT 19.1 (NE Iowa/La Crosse)
Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. — Vikings: Christian Ballard, Chad Greenway, Seth Olsen, James Vandenberg
*TV stations in Iowa carrying Texans/Vikings: KGAN-DT 2.1 (Eastern Iowa); WHBF-DT 4.1 (Quad Cities); KCCI-DT2 8.2 (Des Moines); KPTH-DT 44.1 (Sioux City); KTTC-CW 10.2 (Mason City/Austin/Rochester); KSFY-DT 13.1 (NW Iowa/Sioux Falls); WKBT-DT 8.1 (NE Iowa/La Crosse)
Kansas City at New Orleans, 7 p.m. — Chiefs: Greg Castillo, Tony Moeaki, Ricky Stanzi
*TV stations in Iowa carrying Chiefs/Saints: KDSM-DT 17.1 (Des Moines); KTVO-DT2 33.2 (Ottumwa/Kirksville)
Dallas at Oakland, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10:
NY Giants at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (NFL Network) — Giants: Brandon Myers, Tyler Sash
Sunday, Aug. 11:
Buffalo at Indianapolis, 12:30 p.m. (NFL Network) — Bills: Scott Chandler; Colts: Pat Angerer
*All times listed are Central Standard Time