2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame game: How to watch, live stream as Raiders take on Jaguars in pre-season opener

Among the telltale signs that the NFL regular season is near is the annual Hall of Fame game. The first game of the NFL’s preseason, the Hall of Fame Game brings excitement for what’s to come while paying tribute to the gridiron’s former greats. This year’s game will feature the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars, two teams that will face off in Week 9 of the regular season.

Thursday night’s game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a stone’s throw from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. With a capacity of 23,000 spectators, the stadium offers a unique atmosphere reminiscent of a simpler era of professional football. As always, the stadium will be packed Thursday night with avid football fans whose six-month wait to watch NFL football will finally be rewarded, even if the game doesn’t officially count towards the final win-loss tally.

Below is a preview of Thursday night’s showdown, along with how to follow the action in real time.

How to watch

Date: Thursday August 4 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, Ohio)
TV:
NBC (stream on fuboTV, try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports app

Insight

Latest odds:

Las Vegas Raiders -2.5

This edition of the Hall of Fame Game will feature two teams that went through big changes during the offseason. The Jaguars, led by first-year coach Doug Pederson, are using Season 22 as the basis for their future glory. Jacksonville is coming off a dismal season that included the late-season firing of former coach Urban Meyer. Jaguars fans are hoping Pederson can repeat the magic with Trevor Lawrence he had with Nick Foles during the Eagles’ Super Bowl magic run five years ago.

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Las Vegas, on the other hand, is hoping their 2022 season ends with the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl since 2002. The Raiders’ Super Bowl hopes are largely down to last year’s success as well as to a slew of off-season acquisitions that include All-Pro Wideout Davante Adams and pass rusher Chandler Jones. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders have a new head coach in Josh McDaniels, who comes to Las Vegas after a long and successful run as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator. Thursday’s game will be a homecoming for McDaniels, who played high school football in the Tom Benson Hall of Fame stadium.

Injuries plagued the Raiders early in training camp. Those injuries will likely hamper the number of players Las Vegas will dress in their first of five preseason games. Thursday night will be a chance for Raiders fans to take a look at rookies Dylan Parham, Matthew Butler and Neil Farrell Jr. While none of these players are projected as a starter, each should serve as a key offensive contributor. and defensively for the Raiders. lines.

The Jaguars also have several rookies to watch, especially center Luke Fortner and linebackers Devin Lloyd and Travon Walker. Although not a rookie, the 2022 season is in many ways the first for running back Travis Etienne, a 2021 first-round pick who missed the entire regular season through injury. Pederson announced that neither Etienne nor Lawrence will participate in the Hall of Fame Game.

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