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HOF Notes - Broncos vs. Falcons

Denver Broncos

Head Coach: Vic Fangio

Quarterback Rotation: Drew Lock, Kevin Hogan, Brett Rypien (Rookie)

Following a pair of losing seasons, the Broncos brought in a first-time head coach in Vic Fangio and a Super Bowl winning quarterback in Joe Flacco to try and turn things around. Denver is four seasons removed from capturing a Super Bowl title, but the lack of a steady quarterback since the retirement of Peyton Manning has been the issue.

Flacco will try to resurrect his career and the Broncos' franchise as Denver enters the preseason with a solid 6-2 SU and 5-2-1 ATS mark the last two exhibition campaigns. However, Flacco will not suit up on Thursday as former Missouri standout Drew Lock will receive playing time after Kevin Hogan starts.

For updated injury reports on the Broncos, we suggest following Ryan O'Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson via Twitter.

Atlanta Falcons

Head Coach: Dan Quinn

Quarterback Rotation: Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Kurt Benkert

The Falcons suffered through a rough start in 2018 by losing nine of their first 13 games before winning their final three to finish at 7-9. Atlanta missed the playoffs for the first time in three seasons in spite of stars Matt Ryan and Julio Jones not missing a single game.

Running back Devonta Freeman was limited to two games due to various injuries as the offense was held to 20 points or less in seven of nine losses.

Atlanta hasn't put much stock into the preseason the last two seasons by not winning once in eight tries, while scoring a total of 27 points in four exhibition losses in 2018.

For updated injury reports on the Broncos, we suggest following D. Orlando Ledbetter and Jason Butt via Twitter.

Preseason Coaching Stats

Vic Fangio, Denver – First preseason game
Dan Quinn, Atlanta – 5-11 SU, 5-11 ATS, 5-11 O/U

Preseason Results - Last Two Years

Denver

2018 (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 3-1 O/U)

Denver (+1, 36.5) 28 vs. Minnesota 42
Denver (-3, 43) 23 vs. Chicago 24
Denver (+3, 43) 29 at Washington 17
Denver (PK, 36) 21 at Arizona 10

2017 (4-0 SU, 3-0-1 ATS, 2-2 O/U)

Denver (+1, 36.5) 24 at Chicago 17
Denver (+3, 39.5) 33 at San Francisco 14
Denver (-3, 42.5) 20 vs. Green Bay 17
Denver (-2.5, 36) 30 vs. Arizona 2

Atlanta

2018 (0-4 SU, 0-4 ATS, 1-3 O/U)

Atlanta (+4, 36.5) 0 at N.Y. Jets 17
Atlanta (+2, 42.5) 14 vs. Kansas City 28
Atlanta (+4, 38) 6 at Jacksonville 17
Atlanta (+2, 36.5) 7 vs. Miami 34

2017 (0-4 SU, 0-4 ATS, 1-3 O/U)

Atlanta (+1, 36) 20 at Miami 23
Atlanta (-3, 39) 13 at Pittsburgh 17
Atlanta (-3.5, 44) 14 vs. Arizona 24
Atlanta (-3, 37) 7 vs. Jacksonville 13

Hall of Fame Game History & Trends

Recent Trends:

-- Atlanta is making its first appearance in the HOF game since a 21-17 victory over San Diego in 1994.

-- Denver owns a 1-2 record in the HOF game with its last appearance coming in 2004 with a 20-17 loss to Washington.

-- The NFC won five straight HOF games when facing a team from the AFC prior to Baltimore's 17-16 triumph over Chicago in 2018 .

-- The 'under' cashed in last year's HOF contest between Baltimore and Chicago as the two teams combined for two touchdowns in the final three quarters.

-- Four of the last five HOF games have been decided by four points or less.

Hall of Fame Game History (1962-2018)
Year Result
2018 Baltimore 17 Chicago 16
2017 Dallas 20 Arizona 18
2016 PPD
2015 Minnesota 14 Pittsburgh 3
2014 N.Y. Giants 17 Buffalo 13
2013 Dallas 24 Miami 20
2012 New Orleans 17 Arizona 10
2011 PPD
2010 Dallas 16 Cincinnati 7
2009 Tennessee 21 Buffalo 18
2008 Washington 30 Indianapolis 16
2007 Pittsburgh 20 New Orleans 7
2006 Oakland 16 Philadelphia 10
2005 Chicago 27 Miami 24
2004 Washington 20 Denver 17
2003 Kansas City 9 Green Bay 0
2002 N.Y. Giants 34 Houston 17
2001 St. Louis 17 Miami 10
2000 New England 20 San Francisco 0
1999 Cleveland 20 Dallas 17
1998 Tampa Bay 30 Pittsburgh 6
1997 Minnesota 28 Seattle 26
1996 Indianapolis 10 New Orleans 3
1995 Carolina 20 Jacksonville 14
1994 Atlanta 21 San Diego 17
1993 L.A. Raiders 19 Green Bay 3
1992 N.Y. Jets 41 Philadelphia 14
1991 Detroit 14 Denver 3
1990 Chicago 13 Cleveland 0
1989 Washington 31 Buffalo 6
1988 Cincinnati 14 L.A. Rams 7
1987 San Francisco 20 Kansas City 7
1986 New England 21 St. Louis 16
1985 N.Y. Giants 21 Houston 20
1984 Seattle 38 Tampa Bay 0
1983 Pittsburgh 27 New Orleans 14
1982 Minnesota 30 Baltimore 14
1981 Cleveland 24 Atlanta 10
1980 San Diego 0 Green Bay 0
1979 Oakland 20 Dallas 13
1978 Philadelphia 17 Miami 3
1977 Chicago 20 N.Y. Jets 6
1976 Denver 10 Detroit 7
1975 Washington 17 Cincinnati 9
1974 St. Louis 21 Buffalo 13
1973 San Francisco 20 New England 7
1972 Kansas City 23 N.Y. Giants 17
1971 L.A. Rams 17 Houston 6
1970 New Orleans 14 Minnesota 13
1969 Green Bay 38 Atlanta 24
1968 Chicago 30 Dallas 24
1967 Philadelphia 28 Cleveland 13
1965 Washington 20 Detroit 3
1964 Baltimore 48 Pittsburgh 17
1963 Pittsburgh 16 Cleveland 7
1962 St. Louis 17 N.Y. Giants 17
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