Steelers, Vikings to kick off 2015 preseason in Hall of Fame game
The Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2015 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game.
The game will be Aug. 9 and televised by NBC.
The teams will close out the enshrinement weekend a day after two of their former players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff are among the eight-man class recently elected to the Hall.
Bettis played 10 of his 13 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers. A six-time Pro Bowl pick, he had 13,662 yards rushing.
Tingelhoff joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1962 and established himself as a leader of Minnesota's offensive line. Tingelhoff never missed a game during his 17-season career.
Other members of the Hall of Fame class are wide receiver/returner Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, contributor Bill Polian, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields and contributor Ron Wolf.