The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 3, the league announced Thursday.
The game (8 p.m. ET on NBC ) will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined. Two of the seven members of the Class of 2014 have ties to the participating teams.
Wide receiver Andre Reed played 15 of his 16 seasons with the Bills from 1985-1999, and was named to the Pro Bowl seven times. Defensive end Michael Strahan spent his entire 15-season career with the Giants from 1993-2007 and also was selected to seven Pro Bowls.
Joining Reed and Strahan in the Class of 2014 are linebacker Derrick Brooks, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Claude Humphrey, tackle Walter Jones and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.
This is the first time the Bills and Giants will meet in the Hall of Fame Game. The Giants played in the very first Hall of Fame Game in 1962 and followed with three other trips to Canton to play in the preseason classic (1972, 1985, 2002). Buffalo returns to Fawcett Stadium for the fourth time. The Bills started their preseason in Canton in 1974, 1989 and 2009.
The two teams played in Super Bowl XXV. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 after Buffalo kicker Scott Norwood's game-winning field goal attempt sailed wide right. The teams have not played each other in the regular season since 2011
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: February 27, 2014 01:51:58 PM
Bills, Giants to meet in Hall of Fame Game
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