We’ve made it! It’s been six months since Super Bowl 52, but we have reached a brand new NFL season. Okay, we still have to get through preseason football for the whole of August, but the NFL is back!
This year’s edition of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game features the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens. Legendary linebackers Brian Urlacher (Bears) and Ray Lewis (Ravens) from each team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this Saturday, so you can see why this was the matchup chosen.
Here are the details on watching Thursday’s preseason opener:
How to watch Hall of Fame Game
Who: Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens
Time: Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 PM PT
Place: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
I can’t fathom wanting to bet on preseason football, but the Ravens are a 2.5 point favorite, with the over/under set at 33.
Obviously most of the starters will not even play, and the ones that do may max out at 1-2 series. We should see the NFL debut of Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson, as well as the return of Robert Griffin III, whom the Ravens picked up on a one-year deal.
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