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Denver Broncos to take on Falcons tonight in Hall of Fame game on KOAA-TV

Posted: 6:44 AM, Aug 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-01 17:25:57-04
Vic Fangio

CANTON, Ohio — It's been 214 days since the Broncos last played a game, but the wait for football is finally over!

The Broncos will kick off their season and the NFL preseason Thursday night in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio against the Atlanta Falcons. You can watch the game on KOAA 5 at 6 p.m. News5 at 6:00 will air on channel 5.2.

Coach Vic Fangio reportedly spent the day in the hospital for treatment of kidney stones, yet he is expected to be on the sidelines this evening.

Fans looking to get a look at new quarterback Joe Flacco will have to wait until next week. Backup QB Kevin Hogan is getting the start. Rookie QBs Drew Lock and Brett Rypien will also see plenty of snaps in relief and other younger players should see action.

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Fans will also get to watch the first game with Vic Fangio as the head coach for the Broncos. He was hired in January to replace Vance Joseph, who missed the playoffs in both of his seasons as Broncos head coach. Most coaches keep the playcalling bland in the preseason, so don't expect Thursday night's game to be what you'll see on week 1 against the Raiders.

The Broncos get the honor to start the NFL season because of Pat Bowlen and Champ Bailey's upcoming introduction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former Chiefs and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will be featured as part of the class representing Atlanta.

Full Broncos schedule (games in italics indicate preseason games)

DateGameLocationTime
8/1/19 (Thursday)Denver Broncos @ Atlanta Falcons (NBC- KOAA 5)Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, Ohio)6 p.m. MT
8/8/19 (Thursday)Denver Broncos @ Seattle SeahawksCenturylink Field8 p.m. MT
8/19/19 (Monday)San Francisco 49ers @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High6 p.m. MT
8/24/19 (Saturday)Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles RamsLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum7 p.m. MT
8/29/19 (Thursday)Arizona Cardinals @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High7 p.m. MT
9/9/19 (Monday)Denver Broncos @ Oakland RaidersOakland-Alameda County Coliseum8:20 p.m. MT
9/15/19Chicago Bears @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT
9/22/19Denver Broncos @ Green Bay PackersLambeau Field11 a.m. MT
9/29/19Jacksonville Jaguars @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT
10/6/19Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles ChargersRokit Field at Dignity Health Sports Park2:05 p.m. MT
10/13/19Tennessee Titans @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT
10/17/19 (Thursday)Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High6:20 p.m. MT
10/27/19Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis ColtsLucas Oil Stadium2:25 p.m. MT
11/3/19Cleveland Browns @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT
N/ABYE WEEK  
11/17/19Denver Broncos @ Minnesota VikingsU.S. Bank Stadium11 a.m. MT
11/24/19Denver Broncos @ Buffalo BillsNew Era Field11 a.m. MT
12/1/19Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT
12/8/19Denver Broncos @ Houston TexansNRG Stadium11 a.m. MT
12/15/19Denver Broncos @ Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead Stadium11 a.m. MT
TBDDetroit Lions @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile HighTBD
12/29/19Oakland Raiders @ Denver BroncosBroncos Stadium at Mile High2:25 p.m. MT