In the first game of the 2014-2015 NFL season, the Buffalo Bills will face off against the New York Giants in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game!
Just one day after the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is formally enshrined, on Sunday August 3rd, the Bills and Giants will meet in historic Fawcett Stadium, to kick off the 2014 NFL Preseason! So what can we expect in this game?
Competition and Bragging Rights!
We all know that preseason games feature teams’ newest talent as they try to earn roster spots, which always makes for a competitive game. However, in the case of the 2014 Hall of Fame Game, there may be some off the field competition as well!
The Class of 2014 includes Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, former Bills wide out Andre Reed and former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
For Reed and Strahan watching their former teams compete would be the end to what’s sure to be one of the most memorable weekends of their lives (and may give way for some friendly off the field competition and bragging as well)!
The Giants are making their fifth appearance, while this will be the fourth outing for the Bills at the Hall of Fame Game! The teams will be playing against each other for the first time since 2011.
In their previous 12 meetings the series is tied at 6-6, with the Giants emerging victorious over the Bills in the team's only Super Bowl meeting at Super Bowl XXV. The Bills have outscored the Giants overall: Buffalo Bills 229, New York Giants 215, in their 12 meetings. So this year's game will essentially be the tie-breaker!
Who do you think will come out ahead at the Hall of Fame Game? Any predictions on the score? Share in the comments below!
The Cherry on an Awesome Weekend Sundae
For fans and enshrinees alike, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game will be the icing on the cake after a weekend of historic, memorable and career validating activities.
Scheduled for Friday is a special Reception at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony. The ceremony is steeped in tradition and is sure to be an emotional experience for all the enshrinees as the first step in their journey to officially being inducted.
On Saturday the fun really starts when guests get access to exclusive parties complete with food, beverage, music and entertainment. Then it will be time to watch the newest Hall of Fame members receive their bronze busts during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony.Guests can even opt for a special Red Carpet Walk where they watch the Class of 2014 and more than 80 returning Hall of Famers walk to the field right in front of them!
Sunday’s events kick off with an Enshrinees’ Gameday Roundtable, where fans can enjoy lunch in the same room as the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame members and enjoy a center stage roundtable presentation with the enshrinees. Then guests can kick off the NFL season with the ultimate NFL tailgate party!
Which will then bring them to the NFL/Hall of Fame Game where they can watch the Bills and Giants battle it out for first-game-of-the-preseason bragging rights!
You Can Be There Too!
Don’t get left out of this awesome weekend, you can be a guest at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame too!
QuintEvents and NFL On Location have Official 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Ticket Packages that can put you right in the action. With Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold and Bronze Packages, choose the access you want with a package that fits your budget!
Get access to all the official enshrinement ceremonies and events, parties, tailgates, the Hall of Fame Game, and tons of extras. Packages also come with optional luxury accommodations so all you have to do is show up, and enjoy this historic weekend!