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Packers’ preseason game vs. Raiders will be broadcast live on NFL Network

Green Bay gets a nationally-televised preseason game in 2018, and, as an added bonus, it’s probably the best one to watch.

NFL: Preseason-Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers fans who are outside of Wisconsin and the reach of the team’s local television network got some good news on Thursday. Preseason games are often difficult to find for out-of-market fans unless those individuals purchase an online streaming package from the NFL. However, one of the Packers’ exhibition contests will be shown on national TV this year.

NFL Network announced that they will broadcast the Packers’ third preseason contest, when they will play the Oakland Raiders on the road. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM Pacific time on Friday, August 24th.

This is a particularly welcome sight for Packers fans because the third preseason game is typically when starters will play the longest. That means that fans everywhere should be able to see the game when Aaron Rodgers and company play much of the first half. In addition, the game will be a reunion of sorts between the Packers and Jordy Nelson, who was released by the team this spring before signing with Oakland.

NFL Network does air all 64 preseason games on tape delay, but only 15 are shown live this season.

Fans can also purchase the NFL Game Pass subscription to watch all of the live preseason games from anywhere. The service also has a 7-day free trial period.