The NFL today announced the national television schedule for the 2012 preseason, which includes two "Sunday Night Football" games on NBC. The "SNF" preseason kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 19, when Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts, who own the first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The other "Sunday Night Football" preseason tilt announced today has Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and the New York Jets hosting Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Aug. 26. Coverage for both games begins at 8 p.m. on NBC. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya - all nominated for 2012 Sports Emmy Awards - will call the games.