NFL football returns tonight! The Steelers will play the Vikings in the first preseason game of 2015 this evening in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. This game marks the start of preseason. The remaining preseason contests will begin Thursday (Broncos' game against the Seahawks is Friday).
Consider this post your HOF Game/Welcome Back Football Open Thread.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MT).
The game will be nationally broadcast on NBC and streamed online on the LiveExtra app. The game will also be broadcast nationally on the Westwood One Sports radio channel.
A slew of Steelers will sit out the game, including Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown. The Viking will also rest Adrian Peterson.
But of the other starters for both teams will play at least a series or two, including Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater started in 12 games last season, throwing for 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Broncos will host the Vikings in Week 4 on Sunday, Oct 4 this season. Denver will play the Steelers on the road in Week 15 on Sunday, Dec. 20 (full schedule here).