NFL Hall of Fame Game 2022 free live stream: How to watch Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders preseason, TV
CANTON, Ohio — The 2022 NFL preseason begins on Thursday night with the NFL Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Las Vegas Raiders. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern.
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The Jaguars had the first pick of the 2022 NFL Draft after finishing last place in the league, and used it to select Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker. The Raiders have a new coach in Josh McDaniels after the team made a surprise run to the playoffs last season.
What: 2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game.
Who: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders.
When: Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern.
Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton (23,000).
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Read some of what Mark Long of the Associated Press wrote about the difference Doug Pederson is making in his first season as head coach of the Jaguars.
Doug Pederson has no interest in being coy. His straightforward approach with the Jacksonville Jaguars has been a welcome respite for players who endured an 11-month fiasco under Urban Meyer.
Among Meyer’s many missteps: having rookie quarterback and No. 1 draft pick Trevor Lawrence split first-team reps with Gardner Minshew; allowing Tim Tebow to try to resurrect his playing career as a tight end; and believing motivational gimmicks would inspire professional athletes, many of them millionaires.
Long before Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired Meyer in mid-December, the three-time collegiate national championship-winning coach had lost the locker room.
Pederson is going out of his way to get it back. And in the first week of training camp alone, it’s become clear that Pederson isn’t playing games with his guys.
He thrust three rookies — pass rusher and top pick Travon Walker, fellow first-round linebacker Devin Lloyd and third-round center Luke Fortner — into the starting lineup ahead of more tenured players. He benched at least one backup for repeated miscues in team drills. And he waived kicker Andrew Mevis last week after the undrafted rookie shanked a few field goals, including attempts so errant that one hit former Dallas Cowboys coach Dave Campo in the shoulder and two others scattered bystanders nowhere near the uprights.
“It feels good to be a part of a professional locker room, not only in the locker room but also when you talk to the coaches,” pass rusher and team captain Josh Allen said. “It’s a professional setting. ... He’s not getting on us; he’s letting us know what’s real and he’s talking to us like grown men. With that, nothing but respect. We want to grow.”
Pederson, who led Philadelphia to its first NFL championship since 1960 following the 2017 season, made it a point to allow his new team to “heal” after all that went down in Jacksonville in 2021.
He instituted an open-door policy, filled his staff with former NFL players and stayed far away from the college-like ways that eventually annoyed so many players under Meyer. No more music blaring throughout practice. No more emcee directing drills and reminding guys to hydrate. No more charting “winners and losers” for every drill, and catchphrases such as “own it” and “plus-two mentality” are long gone.
Unlike Meyer, Pederson doesn’t require players to jog onto practice fields, doesn’t gather them for lengthy chats before or during workouts, and doesn’t bring in guest speakers.
Pederson treats his young team like a veteran-laden group. For the first time in his coaching career, Pederson is essentially giving players two days off after preseason games, with the second one including a weightlifting session and a walkthrough.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Game: Jaguars vs. Raiders time, date, how to watch, live stream
The first preseason game of the NFL's 103rd season begins Thursday with the Hall of Fame Game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The game will give mostly players vying for roster spots a chance to shine as it is expected that many of the star players on both sides will sit out.
The Jaguars have already said that quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, who is coming off a Lisfranc injury and missed his entire 2021 rookie season, will not play. Jake Luton will get a start as backup quarterback C.J. Beathard is nursing a groin muscle injury.
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Josh McDaniels will be making his debut as head coach of the Raiders and many of their star players, including quarterback Derek Carr and new acquisition Davante Adams, are expected to sit out as well.
The teams will also meet in the regular season on Nov. 6 in Jacksonville.
Here's what to know about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game:
When and where is the Hall of Fame Game?
The game kicks off Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. ET from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
How can I watch the Hall of Fame Game?
The game will be broadcast on NBC. The commentators will be Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Melissa Stark (sideline reporter).
How can I livestream the Hall of Fame Game?
Fans can watch the game on the NBC Sports App or on Peacock. Streaming also available on fuboTV.