NFL cancels 2020 Hall of Fame Game, decision not expected to affect NFL's regular season
The NFL may have just tipped its hand when it comes to the true value of the annual preseason Hall of Fame Game.
Preseason games receive significantly less attention than regular season games every year but the annual Hall of Fame Game is on another level, as the starters that actually do appear in the game regularly exit after a series or two on the field.
With that in mind, the NFL has decided to cancel the first scheduled preseason game of the year that was set to feature the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game is now being pushed back to 2021.
The Hall of Fame enshrinements that were set to take place prior to the Hall of Fame Game are also being pushed back.
It’s unclear at this time if any NFL preseason games will be played this season but ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Game will not affect the league’s upcoming regular season.
Following the news, Pat McAfee shared his take on the decision in an entertaining fashion.
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