The Bears will open their preseason schedule by facing the Baltimore Ravens at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday in the NFL's annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Here's how you can watch and listen to the contest:
The game will be broadcast nationally by NBC Sports, featuring Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline).
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (analyst) and Mark Grote (sideline reporter). The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network as well as nationally on Westwood One Sports featuring Scott Graham (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst).
Fans can follow game action on ChicagoBears.com and the team's other social media channels as well as via the official Chicago Bears app.
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Thursday night's game marks the Bears head-coaching debut of Matt Nagy, who replaced John Fox in January after Fox compiled a 14-34 record in three seasons.
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The Bears and Ravens were selected to kick off the NFL's 99th season in the Hall of Fame Game because each organization will have a former star middle linebacker enshrined in the Hall Saturday night in Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis. Urlacher will become the 28th member of the Bears to enter the Hall of Fame, the most of any team.
The Bears are 4-0 all-time in the Hall of Fame Game, having defeated the Cowboys 30-24 in 1968, the Jets 20-6 in 1977, the Browns 13-0 in 1990 and the Dolphins 27-24 in 2005. The Bears have made the playoffs the last three times they've played in the Hall of Fame Game, as a wildcard in 1977 and as a division champion in 1990 and 2005.