NFL | Jul 21, 2023

2023 NFL Hall of Fame Game: Everything you need to know

By Harry Bazley

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The 2023 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame game is just around the corner, and although it may not be the most exciting display of football, it serves as an announcement that football is finally back after its long hiatus.

Whether you'll be watching because you're an avid fan of either team, or just because you miss football that much, we're going to break down everything you need to know for the big game.

What is the NFL Hall of Fame game?

The annual Hall of Fame Game is an exhibition game that marks the beginning of the NFL preseason. The game is held to honour the newest class of Hall of Fame inductees during the enshrinement week.

The Hall of Fame Game is typically scheduled on the weekend following the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The contest features two NFL teams, usually chosen by the league for their historical significance, recent success, or ties to the newly inducted Hall of Famers.

When is the 2023 Hall of Fame game?

The 2023 Hall of Fame game will take place on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

A week later, all 32 teams across the league will begin the three-week exhibition period known as the preseason.

Where is the 2023 Hall of Fame game?

The game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, located next to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Who is playing in the 2023 Hall of Fame game?

The Cleveland Browns will take on the New York Jets in this year's Hall of Fame game, as both teams will see former legends inducted into the HoF.

Who is being inducted in the Hall of Fame?

Both Darrelle Revis and Joe Klecko join the Jets in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2023, alongside Browns longtime left tackle Joe Thomas.

Odds for the Hall of Fame Game

Betting on the preseason is always a tough one, with some coaches and teams taking things much more seriously than others. Preseason betting is usually less about the talent of a roster and more about the attitudes of coaches and players.

In any case, you can still cash in on preseason games if you really know your football (and follow our NFL preseason betting tips).

The moneyline for this preseason game slightly favours the Browns over the Jets:

  • Cleveland: -120

  • New York: +100

Although Aaron Rodgers' new team are expected to give Buffalo a run for their money in the AFC East this season, it looks like the sportsbooks expect them to start off with a loss against the Browns in preseason.

Could this be because Rodgers won't start? Or do the Browns simply have more to test out with new additions to the roster?

Well, that's everything you need to know for the 2023 NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame game between the Browns and the Jets.

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