Vikings, Steelers to play in Hall of Fame game

The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will square off in the NFL preseason opener in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 9 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

The game is set for Fawcett Stadium, one day following the Hall of Fame induction that includes former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff and former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis.

“This is a tremendous honor for our organization to be featured in the Hall of Fame Game,” head coach Mike Zimmer said in a statement released by the team. “It will give our players and coaches an extra week to prepare for the regular season and an additional opportunity for us to evaluate our roster. Pairing the game with Mick going into the Hall of Fame, it will be a special weekend for the Minnesota Vikings and our fans.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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