SERIES TV| NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019 Preview Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos

The Falcons and Broncos have each participated in the Hall of Fame Game three times previously, with both teams compiling identical 1-2 records in the preseason opener, but never faced one another in those prior contests. Denver hasn’t made an appearance at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium since 2004, but it’s been even longer—25 years to be exact—since the Falcons have made a trip to Ohio to open the preseason schedule.

One interesting trend to note is that the Falcons haven’t had much success during the preseason since Dan Quinn took over as head coach in 2015. The team is just 4-12 during exhibition games in that span, including an 0-4 record in last year’s preseason. Atlanta doesn’t score many points in these matchups either, failing to ring up a single score in their 2018 NFL preseason opener against the New York Jets and totaling up just 27 points in the final three outings. It’s clear that Quinn doesn’t place much importance on getting his first-stringers reps in these meaningless contests, as evidenced by starting quarterback Matt Ryan playing just two snaps in that showdown with the Jets.

Quinn did mention he is looking forward to participating in the Hall of Fame Game and hopes the extra playing time—the Falcons and Broncos will compete in five preseason games this year, compared to four for the rest of the league—will result in improved team chemistry (via ProFootballHOF.com):

We are fired up to kick off the NFL’s 100th season in the Hall of Fame Game. We are honored to play in Canton and be a part of the celebration for all of the inductees. This is also an opportunity for us to strengthen our connection and our brotherhood with additional time on the field.

The Broncos have had quite a bit more success than their upcoming opponent with regards to finding the end zone during the preseason. They averaged an impressive 25 points across their four exhibition clashes last year, but those expecting some high totals from the Denver offense should be wary that those outbursts came with Vance Joseph calling the shots. Things could be different now that the club is employing Vic Fangio, the former Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator who will be making his head coaching debut on the sidelines this Thursday.

Fangio is far from the only new hire in the Mile High City either, as the Broncos also have a new starting quarterback in Joe Flacco and a slew of other fresh faces up and down the roster. That could make for a rough start out of the gate in this nationally televised Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and something bettors should keep in mind when making a play on the matchup. There will be plenty more to dive into as information is revealed this week, including how much the head coaches plan to play their starters, an updated injury report and more, so check back for more 2019 NFL preseason info during the leadup to the official preseason start at the Hall of Fame Game.

SOURCE: Hall of Fame Game 2019 Preview

SERIES TV| NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019 Preview Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos

The Falcons and Broncos have each participated in the Hall of Fame Game three times previously, with both teams compiling identical 1-2 records in the preseason opener, but never faced one another in those prior contests. Denver hasn’t made an appearance at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium since 2004, but it’s been even longer—25 years to be exact—since the Falcons have made a trip to Ohio to open the preseason schedule.

One interesting trend to note is that the Falcons haven’t had much success during the preseason since Dan Quinn took over as head coach in 2015. The team is just 4-12 during exhibition games in that span, including an 0-4 record in last year’s preseason. Atlanta doesn’t score many points in these matchups either, failing to ring up a single score in their 2018 NFL preseason opener against the New York Jets and totaling up just 27 points in the final three outings. It’s clear that Quinn doesn’t place much importance on getting his first-stringers reps in these meaningless contests, as evidenced by starting quarterback Matt Ryan playing just two snaps in that showdown with the Jets.

Quinn did mention he is looking forward to participating in the Hall of Fame Game and hopes the extra playing time—the Falcons and Broncos will compete in five preseason games this year, compared to four for the rest of the league—will result in improved team chemistry (via ProFootballHOF.com):

We are fired up to kick off the NFL’s 100th season in the Hall of Fame Game. We are honored to play in Canton and be a part of the celebration for all of the inductees. This is also an opportunity for us to strengthen our connection and our brotherhood with additional time on the field.

The Broncos have had quite a bit more success than their upcoming opponent with regards to finding the end zone during the preseason. They averaged an impressive 25 points across their four exhibition clashes last year, but those expecting some high totals from the Denver offense should be wary that those outbursts came with Vance Joseph calling the shots. Things could be different now that the club is employing Vic Fangio, the former Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator who will be making his head coaching debut on the sidelines this Thursday.

Fangio is far from the only new hire in the Mile High City either, as the Broncos also have a new starting quarterback in Joe Flacco and a slew of other fresh faces up and down the roster. That could make for a rough start out of the gate in this nationally televised Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and something bettors should keep in mind when making a play on the matchup. There will be plenty more to dive into as information is revealed this week, including how much the head coaches plan to play their starters, an updated injury report and more, so check back for more 2019 NFL preseason info during the leadup to the official preseason start at the Hall of Fame Game.

SOURCE: Hall of Fame Game 2019 Preview

SERIES TV| Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC | NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019

Kicking off the 2019 Preseason on August 1 with @Broncos vs. @AtlantaFalcons in the @ProFootballHOF Game!

Broncos to kick off preseason vs. Falcons in Pro Football Hall of Fame game

Football Hall of Fame Game – LIVESTREAM
Thursday, August 1
CLICK HERE: Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC

The Broncos are set to kick off the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction weekend.

The Broncos will play the Atlanta Falcons in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, which is the first preseason game of the 2019 NFL season.

Both teams have significant connections to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen and former Denver cornerback Champ Bailey will each be inducted into the Hall in August. The Falcons will be represented in the class by first-ballot Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

The two teams will meet on Thursday, Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

“With Mr. Bowlen and Champ Bailey part of this year’s induction class, it’s an honor for the Broncos to play in the Hall of Fame Game,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of Broncos fans in Canton, and it’s also special for us to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Football-wise, it gives our team an extra week of training camp and additional practices that we’ll use to our advantage.”

Denver will make its fourth appearance in the game. The Broncos last played in the game in 2004, when John Elway was elected into the Hall of Fame.

The Broncos’ and Falcons’ participation in the Hall of Fame game means they will begin training camp earlier than the league’s other 30 teams. Both the Broncos and Falcons will play five preseason games.

Most NFL teams tend not to play their starters during the Hall of Fame game, but several young players have made their debuts. In 2018, Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson saw extensive action.

The Hall of Fame game is just the start of induction weekend. The inductees will receive their gold jackets during a ceremony on Friday night, and they will be officially enshrined on Saturday evening when their busts are revealed and presented.

Bowlen and Bailey will increase the Broncos’ Pro Football Hall of Fame representation to seven individuals. They will join John Elway, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis in the Hall of Fame.

SERIES TV| Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC | NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019

Kicking off the 2019 Preseason on August 1 with @Broncos vs. @AtlantaFalcons in the @ProFootballHOF Game!

Broncos to kick off preseason vs. Falcons in Pro Football Hall of Fame game

Football Hall of Fame Game – LIVESTREAM
Thursday, August 1
CLICK HERE: Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC

The Broncos are set to kick off the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction weekend.

The Broncos will play the Atlanta Falcons in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, which is the first preseason game of the 2019 NFL season.

Both teams have significant connections to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen and former Denver cornerback Champ Bailey will each be inducted into the Hall in August. The Falcons will be represented in the class by first-ballot Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

The two teams will meet on Thursday, Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

“With Mr. Bowlen and Champ Bailey part of this year’s induction class, it’s an honor for the Broncos to play in the Hall of Fame Game,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of Broncos fans in Canton, and it’s also special for us to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Football-wise, it gives our team an extra week of training camp and additional practices that we’ll use to our advantage.”

Denver will make its fourth appearance in the game. The Broncos last played in the game in 2004, when John Elway was elected into the Hall of Fame.

The Broncos’ and Falcons’ participation in the Hall of Fame game means they will begin training camp earlier than the league’s other 30 teams. Both the Broncos and Falcons will play five preseason games.

Most NFL teams tend not to play their starters during the Hall of Fame game, but several young players have made their debuts. In 2018, Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson saw extensive action.

The Hall of Fame game is just the start of induction weekend. The inductees will receive their gold jackets during a ceremony on Friday night, and they will be officially enshrined on Saturday evening when their busts are revealed and presented.

Bowlen and Bailey will increase the Broncos’ Pro Football Hall of Fame representation to seven individuals. They will join John Elway, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis in the Hall of Fame.

SERIES TV| Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC | NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019

Kicking off the 2019 Preseason on August 1 with @Broncos vs. @AtlantaFalcons in the @ProFootballHOF Game!

Broncos to kick off preseason vs. Falcons in Pro Football Hall of Fame game

Football Hall of Fame Game – LIVESTREAM
Thursday, August 1
CLICK HERE: Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos (at Canton, Ohio), 8pm, NBC

The Broncos are set to kick off the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction weekend.

The Broncos will play the Atlanta Falcons in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, which is the first preseason game of the 2019 NFL season.

Both teams have significant connections to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen and former Denver cornerback Champ Bailey will each be inducted into the Hall in August. The Falcons will be represented in the class by first-ballot Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

The two teams will meet on Thursday, Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

“With Mr. Bowlen and Champ Bailey part of this year’s induction class, it’s an honor for the Broncos to play in the Hall of Fame Game,” Head Coach Vic Fangio said. “We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of Broncos fans in Canton, and it’s also special for us to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Football-wise, it gives our team an extra week of training camp and additional practices that we’ll use to our advantage.”

Denver will make its fourth appearance in the game. The Broncos last played in the game in 2004, when John Elway was elected into the Hall of Fame.

The Broncos’ and Falcons’ participation in the Hall of Fame game means they will begin training camp earlier than the league’s other 30 teams. Both the Broncos and Falcons will play five preseason games.

Most NFL teams tend not to play their starters during the Hall of Fame game, but several young players have made their debuts. In 2018, Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson saw extensive action.

The Hall of Fame game is just the start of induction weekend. The inductees will receive their gold jackets during a ceremony on Friday night, and they will be officially enshrined on Saturday evening when their busts are revealed and presented.

Bowlen and Bailey will increase the Broncos’ Pro Football Hall of Fame representation to seven individuals. They will join John Elway, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis in the Hall of Fame.