Hall of Fame Game 2018: What time, what channel, how to watch Bears vs. Ravens in NFL preseason opener

Matt Forte, formally of the Chicago Bears, is hit by Chris Canty #99 of the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears and Ravens face off Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the first NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio.
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Matt Forte, formally of the Chicago Bears, is hit by Chris Canty #99 of the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears and Ravens face off Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the first NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio.

Credit: Jonathan Daniel

Credit: Jonathan Daniel

The 2018 NFL preseason officially starts Thursday, August 2 with the Hall of Fame game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears.

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The Hall of Fame game will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Oddsmakers are projecting a low-score, but tight game, Forbes reported.

The Ravens are a 2.5-point favorite to win the first preseason game.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class will officially be inducted Thursday, WJZ reported. The class includes legends Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss, among others.