That’s right, football is back – sort of. The NFL preseason is set to get underway Thursday night with the annual Hall of Fame Game at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio as the Denver Broncos collide with the Atlanta Falcons. Although this is just a small opportunity for some of the starters to knock some rust off, the Broncos are a 3-point favorite with the total opening at 34 points.
My Best Bet for Denver vs Atlanta
Broncos moneyline (-150)
Tail at your own risk as the game will likely just feature a bunch of backup or third-string players vying for a spot on the final roster. I like the Broncos’ depth more than the Falcons’ and Atlanta’s head coach, Dan Quinn, has lost eight straight preseason games and hasn’t found overall success at all ahead of the regular season. Additionally, with Vic Fangio making his head coaching debut, the Broncos may have extra motivation to get him his first win.
*2016’s game was canceled due to unsafe playing conditions; 2011’s game was canceled as a result of the NFL lockout.
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