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The Hall of Fame Game kicks off the season on Thursday

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The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons will meet at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Thursday night in Canton, Oh. to kick off the 2019 NFL preseason.

It’ll be the first look at Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, a gunslinging second-round pick in April’s draft, along with first time head coach Vic Fangio. Meanwhile, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and Julio Jones will look to plant the seeds for another fruitful season. Head coach Dan Quinn will take over on defensive play-calling after dismissing former defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel.

The Hall of Fame will enshrine two Broncos in owner Pat Bowlen and cornerback Champ Bailey. The lone representative from the Falcons will be former tight end Tony Gonzalez, who holds the NFL record for total receiving yards by a tight end (15,127).

Pre-game updates

The Broncos will start Kevin Hogan at quarterback with Joe Flacco sitting out. Per NFL.com, Lock should see plenty of reps in his NFL debut.

Game details

What: Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons

When: Thursday, August 1

Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

Game time: 8 p.m. EST

TV: NBC

Radio: National: Westwood One

Radio: SIRIUS: (DEN) 226, Streaming 809, (ATL) 225, Streaming 801 | (National) 88, Streaming 88

Odds: Broncos -2.5 [Odds Shark]

Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 26-18 Falcons victory

Online Stream: The NFL app on your phone, smart TV or gaming system with a cable login, Sling TV subscription or free 7-day trial, FuboTV subscription or free 7-day trial. NBC Sports App.

Referee: Bill Vinovich

Weather: 78 degrees at kickoff, clear [Covers]

Matchup history

The Broncos hold a 4-2 record over the Falcons in the preseason, but have not lost to Atlanta in the preseason since 1974. Tonight marks their first preseason matchup since 1994.