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Pro Football Hall of Fame Game 2019: Broncos vs. Falcons TV Info, Top Storylines

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While the end result won’t matter, there will be competitive football on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons face off in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

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Every year, two teams play an extra preseason game before their regular four-game preseason schedule begins. It takes place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and coincides with the enshrinement of a new class entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame next door.

This year’s Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Saturday night.

In addition to watching the exhibition game, Broncos and Falcons fans who make the trip will also get to see one of their team’s former players get inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Former Denver cornerback Champ Bailey (2004-13) and former Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez (2009-13) are in this year’s class.

Here’s everything else you need to know heading into this year’s Hall of Fame Game.

Denver head coach Vic Fangio already confirmed that Flacco won’t be playing and that Kevin Hogan will be the starting quarterback against Atlanta. According to the Associated Press’ Barry Wilner, the Broncos will only play a few starters, including offensive linemen Garett Bolles, Dalton Risner and Connor McGovern.

Wilner also reported that Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones won’t be playing in any preseason games. That was what Jones also did last year before going on to lead the NFL with 1,677 receiving yards in the regular season.

Although there might not be as many familiar names on the field, this will still be a chance for fans of these teams to see some of the players battling for roster spots try to impress in a competitive setting. There will also be some rookies in action who fans may have never seen play before.

While Flacco isn’t playing and Hogan is starting, the most exciting Denver quarterback to watch in this one could be rookie Drew Lock, who the Broncos selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Lock, who played at Missouri for four seasons, may not start for Denver this year, but he could be the quarterback of the future for the organization, so it should be exciting to see him play in a game with the Broncos for the first time.

“Of course, I’ll be a little fired up to show people what I can do and bring the juice that I brought through college,” Lock said, according to the Denver Post‘s Kyle Fredrickson. “I think you’ll still see the same me. I’m confident in what I can do, whether I go in right at the beginning of the game or at end of the game. I’m going to be the same guy and prove to people that one day, I should be starting these games.”

There will be plenty of chances for Lock to prove himself over the next month, and this will be his first big opportunity.

While Dan Quinn has been the head coach of the Falcons since 2015, this year he will also serve as the team’s defensive coordinator. He’s familiar with those responsibilities as he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida from 2011-12 and for the Seattle Seahawks from 2013-14.

Quinn also called defensive plays for the Falcons at the end of the 2016 season, when they eventually went on a run to the Super Bowl. So, Atlanta’s coach is hoping this change can help his team get back to the playoffs after missing it last year.

While the Hall of Fame Game isn’t the same as a regular-season game, it will be Quinn’s first contest serving as both head coach and defensive coordinator after former assistant Marquand Manuel was fired at the end of last season.

Will this change help the Falcons’ defense improve and help the team return to the postseason? The preseason could give the first glimpse of how this situation could work out.

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Thursday night marks the return of the NFL, as the Denver Broncos will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Canton for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

The game starts at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, all of which include NBC:

FuboTV

NBC (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.

You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Falcons vs Broncos on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

PlayStation Vue

PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages. All of them include NBC (live in most markets).

You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Falcons vs Broncos on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in select markets).

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Falcons vs Broncos on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

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The Broncos fired head coach Vance Joseph after posting an 11-21 record across his two seasons at the helm, then replaced him with Vic Fangio, who served as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in the four seasons prior.

“I just really want to see all of [our young players], to be honest with you,” Fangio said after practice on Tuesday, according to The Denver Post. “This was Practice (No.) 11 so it’s going to be nice to go out there and go against somebody else, play live football and see where these young guys are at.

“I don’t think we can make any final conclusions off of one game, but it’s great feedback for us.”

Denver acquired quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth-round pick in the offseason, but the presumptive starter won’t participate on Thursday.

Kevin Hogan, entering his fourth NFL season, will get the start under center. He’ll be followed by 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock and Brett Rypien, who signed with the Broncos after going undrafted this offseason.

“Of course, I’ll be a little fired up to show people what I can do and bring the juice that I brought through college,” Lock said, per The Denver Post. “I think you’ll still see the same me. I’m confident in what I can do, whether I go in right at the beginning of the game or at end of the game. I’m going to be the same guy and prove to people that one day, I should be starting these games.”

The Falcons went 7-9 a season ago. Quarterback Matt Ryan helmed an offense that amassed 6,226 yards from scrimmage, sixth-most in the league, but Atlanta’s defense surrendered the third-most at 6,152 yards.

Like Flacco, Ryan won’t take the field on Thursday, leaving the snaps to 14-year veteran Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert, who signed as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

“I think we’re in a good spot,” Ryan said after a Monday scrimmage, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’ve had a lot of install so far, putting a lot of different things in and trying to work on a bunch of different things that we’ll work on throughout the course of the year. I think it’s a really good chance to see how young players can take things from the meeting room out onto the practice field. Overall, I think we’ve done a nice job. Guys have worked really hard. We’ve got a long way to go through. To be the kind of football team we want to be, we’ve got a lot of hard work in front of us.”

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2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game odds, predictions: Falcons vs. Broncos picks from top-rated Vegas expert

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The outcome of the Thursday’s 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game won’t affect either team’s Super Bowl hopes, but the game itself means the NFL season is officially here. And it means something for those who have been waiting since February to put down a wager on NFL action. The Denver Broncos take on the Atlanta Falcons at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. It’s the fourth Hall of Fame Game appearance for both teams. Each team is 1-2, but neither has been to Canton lately. In fact, the Broncos’ last trip was in 2004, while the Falcons last appeared in 1994. Denver is favored by 2.5 in the latest Falcons vs. Broncos odds, a big move from the opening line of Atlanta -2.5. The over-under for total points scored has remained steady at 34. The last seven Hall of Fame Games have averaged 30.3 points, but six have had at least 23 put on the scoreboard. Substitutions come at a fever pitch for Week 1 of the NFL preseason schedule, so before locking in any Falcons vs. Broncos picks for the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game, you’ll want to see what SportsLine expert R.J. White is saying.

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White has been SportsLine’s top pro football analyst for two-plus seasons. Over that span, the CBS Sports NFL editor and nationally recognized NFL Draft expert has gone 214-164 on NFL picks against the spread, returning over $3,200 to $100 bettors.

The last time White made a pick on a NFL game, it was the 2019 Super Bowl. White was all over the Patriots, nailing the year’s biggest sporting event for the legions that follow him. White said he wouldn’t trust Rams QB Jared Goff in a big spot, and Goff’s bumbling performance was key to New England’s 13-3 win.

The stats guru, whose picks are coveted by fans everywhere, has cashed huge in the world’s most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, twice in the past four years. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has analyzed the rosters and made his pick for Broncos vs. Falcons in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game. We can tell you he’s leaning under, but his most confident pick is against the spread. He’s only sharing that pick at SportsLine.

White knows it’s a new year for the Broncos. After finishing 6-10 and seeing their top-ranked defense in 2017 morph into the No. 22 unit last year, the team jettisoned coach Vance Joseph after two seasons and traded starting quarterback Case Keenum to Washington.

They didn’t replace their coach or starting quarterback with youth, either. The new head coach is Vic Fangio, who has more than three decades of NFL coaching experience. And the new starting QB is Joe Flacco, an 11-year starter with the Ravensand a Super Bowl champion. Flacco won’t see the field, so all eyes will be on rookie second-round pick Drew Lock, who could get an extended look. Lock will be out to make a strong impression for his new coach, while Atlanta is 0-8 in its last two preseasons and apparently doesn’t put much stock in winning exhibitions.

But just because Denver may have added motivation with Fangio at the helm doesn’t mean it’s the best value on the Falcons vs. Broncos money line.

While also knows Atlanta finished just 7-9 and missed out on the playoffs last year, but former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is back in that role following three seasons as head coach of the Buccaneers. Koetter will get a long look at backup quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert on Thursday, as well as the depth of an offensive line that was revamped after allowing 42 sacks of Matt Ryan last year.

Atlanta was ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball last year, but is healthy for the NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019. The Falcons have historically played their starters just one series in their preseason opener, but the team has only six rookies on its second and third strings. While Denver works out the kinks with a new head coach, the Falcons could hit Canton sharper out of the gate.

White has broken down the depth charts of both teams and unearthed the critical factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Falcons vs. Broncos? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game spread you should jump on, all from the top NFL expert who’s brought in more than $3,200 the last two seasons, and find out.

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2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game odds, predictions: Falcons vs. Broncos picks from top-rated Vegas expert

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The outcome of the Thursday’s 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game won’t affect either team’s Super Bowl hopes, but the game itself means the NFL season is officially here. And it means something for those who have been waiting since February to put down a wager on NFL action. The Denver Broncos take on the Atlanta Falcons at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. It’s the fourth Hall of Fame Game appearance for both teams. Each team is 1-2, but neither has been to Canton lately. In fact, the Broncos’ last trip was in 2004, while the Falcons last appeared in 1994. Denver is favored by 2.5 in the latest Falcons vs. Broncos odds, a big move from the opening line of Atlanta -2.5. The over-under for total points scored has remained steady at 34. The last seven Hall of Fame Games have averaged 30.3 points, but six have had at least 23 put on the scoreboard. Substitutions come at a fever pitch for Week 1 of the NFL preseason schedule, so before locking in any Falcons vs. Broncos picks for the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game, you’ll want to see what SportsLine expert R.J. White is saying.

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White has been SportsLine’s top pro football analyst for two-plus seasons. Over that span, the CBS Sports NFL editor and nationally recognized NFL Draft expert has gone 214-164 on NFL picks against the spread, returning over $3,200 to $100 bettors.

The last time White made a pick on a NFL game, it was the 2019 Super Bowl. White was all over the Patriots, nailing the year’s biggest sporting event for the legions that follow him. White said he wouldn’t trust Rams QB Jared Goff in a big spot, and Goff’s bumbling performance was key to New England’s 13-3 win.

The stats guru, whose picks are coveted by fans everywhere, has cashed huge in the world’s most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, twice in the past four years. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has analyzed the rosters and made his pick for Broncos vs. Falcons in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game. We can tell you he’s leaning under, but his most confident pick is against the spread. He’s only sharing that pick at SportsLine.

White knows it’s a new year for the Broncos. After finishing 6-10 and seeing their top-ranked defense in 2017 morph into the No. 22 unit last year, the team jettisoned coach Vance Joseph after two seasons and traded starting quarterback Case Keenum to Washington.

They didn’t replace their coach or starting quarterback with youth, either. The new head coach is Vic Fangio, who has more than three decades of NFL coaching experience. And the new starting QB is Joe Flacco, an 11-year starter with the Ravensand a Super Bowl champion. Flacco won’t see the field, so all eyes will be on rookie second-round pick Drew Lock, who could get an extended look. Lock will be out to make a strong impression for his new coach, while Atlanta is 0-8 in its last two preseasons and apparently doesn’t put much stock in winning exhibitions.

But just because Denver may have added motivation with Fangio at the helm doesn’t mean it’s the best value on the Falcons vs. Broncos money line.

While also knows Atlanta finished just 7-9 and missed out on the playoffs last year, but former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is back in that role following three seasons as head coach of the Buccaneers. Koetter will get a long look at backup quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert on Thursday, as well as the depth of an offensive line that was revamped after allowing 42 sacks of Matt Ryan last year.

Atlanta was ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball last year, but is healthy for the NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019. The Falcons have historically played their starters just one series in their preseason opener, but the team has only six rookies on its second and third strings. While Denver works out the kinks with a new head coach, the Falcons could hit Canton sharper out of the gate.

White has broken down the depth charts of both teams and unearthed the critical factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Falcons vs. Broncos? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game spread you should jump on, all from the top NFL expert who’s brought in more than $3,200 the last two seasons, and find out.

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2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game odds, predictions: Falcons vs. Broncos picks from top-rated Vegas expert

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The outcome of the Thursday’s 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game won’t affect either team’s Super Bowl hopes, but the game itself means the NFL season is officially here. And it means something for those who have been waiting since February to put down a wager on NFL action. The Denver Broncos take on the Atlanta Falcons at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. It’s the fourth Hall of Fame Game appearance for both teams. Each team is 1-2, but neither has been to Canton lately. In fact, the Broncos’ last trip was in 2004, while the Falcons last appeared in 1994. Denver is favored by 2.5 in the latest Falcons vs. Broncos odds, a big move from the opening line of Atlanta -2.5. The over-under for total points scored has remained steady at 34. The last seven Hall of Fame Games have averaged 30.3 points, but six have had at least 23 put on the scoreboard. Substitutions come at a fever pitch for Week 1 of the NFL preseason schedule, so before locking in any Falcons vs. Broncos picks for the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game, you’ll want to see what SportsLine expert R.J. White is saying.

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White has been SportsLine’s top pro football analyst for two-plus seasons. Over that span, the CBS Sports NFL editor and nationally recognized NFL Draft expert has gone 214-164 on NFL picks against the spread, returning over $3,200 to $100 bettors.

The last time White made a pick on a NFL game, it was the 2019 Super Bowl. White was all over the Patriots, nailing the year’s biggest sporting event for the legions that follow him. White said he wouldn’t trust Rams QB Jared Goff in a big spot, and Goff’s bumbling performance was key to New England’s 13-3 win.

The stats guru, whose picks are coveted by fans everywhere, has cashed huge in the world’s most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, twice in the past four years. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has analyzed the rosters and made his pick for Broncos vs. Falcons in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game. We can tell you he’s leaning under, but his most confident pick is against the spread. He’s only sharing that pick at SportsLine.

White knows it’s a new year for the Broncos. After finishing 6-10 and seeing their top-ranked defense in 2017 morph into the No. 22 unit last year, the team jettisoned coach Vance Joseph after two seasons and traded starting quarterback Case Keenum to Washington.

They didn’t replace their coach or starting quarterback with youth, either. The new head coach is Vic Fangio, who has more than three decades of NFL coaching experience. And the new starting QB is Joe Flacco, an 11-year starter with the Ravensand a Super Bowl champion. Flacco won’t see the field, so all eyes will be on rookie second-round pick Drew Lock, who could get an extended look. Lock will be out to make a strong impression for his new coach, while Atlanta is 0-8 in its last two preseasons and apparently doesn’t put much stock in winning exhibitions.

But just because Denver may have added motivation with Fangio at the helm doesn’t mean it’s the best value on the Falcons vs. Broncos money line.

While also knows Atlanta finished just 7-9 and missed out on the playoffs last year, but former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is back in that role following three seasons as head coach of the Buccaneers. Koetter will get a long look at backup quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert on Thursday, as well as the depth of an offensive line that was revamped after allowing 42 sacks of Matt Ryan last year.

Atlanta was ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball last year, but is healthy for the NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019. The Falcons have historically played their starters just one series in their preseason opener, but the team has only six rookies on its second and third strings. While Denver works out the kinks with a new head coach, the Falcons could hit Canton sharper out of the gate.

White has broken down the depth charts of both teams and unearthed the critical factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Falcons vs. Broncos? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game spread you should jump on, all from the top NFL expert who’s brought in more than $3,200 the last two seasons, and find out.