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Falcons vs. Broncos: What you need to know for the 2019 Hall of Fame game

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It’s a glorified exhibition, but it’s our glorified exhibition.

Atlanta Falcons v Denver Broncos Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Believe it or not, we’ll see our first Falcons football game this Thursday night. Atlanta’s essentially playing five preseason games this year, with this one looming as the least important and likely most sloppy of them all.

Aside from avoiding injuries, all the Falcons really have to do in this one is attempt to entertain us. We’re all starved for football, and their opponent is an interesting challenge, given that the Broncos remain a defensively-adept team with some big question marks on offense. At the very least, they’ll give the Falcons some competition on the ground on both sides of the ball, and their defensive front ought to be a nice test for the rebuilt offensive line, especially rookies Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary.

We’ll get there soon enough. So you can plan your Thursday night, here’s what you’ll need to know to watch the game.

How to watch Falcons vs. Broncos

What: The 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game

Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio

When: Thursday, August 1, 8 p.m. EST

TV Channel: NBC

Announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth

Streaming: NBC

Radio Channel: 92.9 The Game

All-Time Records: The Falcons are 1-2 in the Hall of Fame game, as are the Broncos.

Opponent Site: Mile High Report