2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game: How to watch TV and live stream info for Jaguars vs Raiders
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 ahead while also paying homage to previous gridiron greats. This year's game will feature the Las Vegas Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars, two teams that will face off during Week 9 of the regular season.
This will be the debut for new Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson, who replaced the quickly fired Urban Meyer as the man at the helm. Unfortunately for Jaguars fans however, second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence is going to be sitting out the game, along with his former Clemson teammate and current Jaguars running back Travis Etienne.
We will get a long look at quarterback Jake Luton, who will be getting the start. More importantly, we should get a nice look at some of the new faces on the Jaguars revamped defensive scheme, including first overall pick Travon Walker.
Thursday night's game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a stone's throw away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. With the capacity crowd of 23,000, the stadium provides a unique atmosphere that harkens back to a simpler time in professional football. As always, the stadium will be packed Thursday night with football-craved fans whose six-month wait to watch NFL football will finally be rewarded, even if the game does not officially count in the final win-loss tally.
This edition of the Hall of Fame Game will feature two teams that have had big offseason changes. The Jaguars, led by first-year coach Doug Pederson, are using the '22 season as the foundation for future glory. Jacksonville is coming off of a dismal season that included the late-season dismissal of former coach Urban Meyer. Jaguars fans are hoping that Pederson can repeat the magic with Trevor Lawrence that he had with Nick Foles during the Eagles' magical Super Bowl run five years ago.