Ravens vs. Bears
Ravens vs. Bears, Ladies and gentleman, after six months of waiting, football is finally back.
Sure, it’s a preseason game and you probably won’t recognize roughly 50 percent of the players on the field, but it is football and there will be plenty of things to watch for when the Ravens battle the Bears in Canton, Ohio on Thursday night.
For one, there’s a good chance that we’re going to get our first look at Lamar Jackson. Although the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco will be the team’s starting quarterback this season, Flacco likely won’t be playing against the Bears, which means we should see a heavy dose of Jackson and his electrifying skills.
During an interview this week, Jackson sounded a lot like he was expecting to play. The first-round pick said he wanted to use the Hall of Fame game tothat he’s “a quarterback.”
“And just show the growth from college to my new chapter,” Jackson said.
Besides Jackson, the Ravens also have another intriguing option at quarterback in Robert Griffin III, who you might remember more as the the last quarterback to lead the Browns to a win. Although we’ll likely see both of those players in action, Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldn’t reveal any details about who he plans to play in the game, despite knowing exactly who he plans to play.
“We have that set,” Harbaugh said of the QB plans for the Hall of Fame game, via the AP. “I never really talk about that. We just go do it. But we have the quarterback rotation set, and then we’ll organize the rest of it … There’ll be some guys who won’t play in that game, probably you might guess the guys who haven’t practiced as much that first week.”
So why should you be excited for the Hall of Fame game?
How to watch
- What: Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears
- When: Thursday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio
- TV: NBC
- Play-by-play: Al Michaels
- Color analyst: Cris Collinsworth
- Online: NFL Game Pass and NBCSports.com and fuboTV
Bet all your money on the Ravens
The return of football doesn’t just mean the return of football this year, it also means you’ll be getting your first chance to gamble on football since the Supreme Court paved the way in June for legalized gambling.