'Real' football on the way

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Because we know how excited NFL fans get for the preseason opener -- it's actual football in a real football stadium with legitimate tackling -- we thought we'd give you the NFC North schedule for the opening week of the preseason. All four teams open at home.

Eat it up.

Thursday, August 7
New York Giants at Detriot, 7 p.m. ET
Kansas City at Chicago, 7 p.m. CT

Friday, August 8
Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m. CT

Monday, August 11
Cincinnati at Green Bay, 7 p.m. CT