Packers and Indianapolis Colts to play 2016 NFL Hall of Fame Game
The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
The preseason classic is set for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Colts and Packers will close out the 2016 Enshrinement Weekend one day after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Longtime Packers quarterback Brett Favre and the Colts’ former head coach Tony Dungy and wide receiver Marvin Harrison are among the eight man class that was recently elected to the Hall of Fame.
Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 include owner Edward Debartolo, Jr., linebacker Kevin Greene, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel.
Favre spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons with the Packers and led the resurgence of the franchise that resulted in a Super Bowl XXXI victory. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions, and touchdowns. Dungy coached the Colts for seven seasons during which time the team posted 12 or more wins every year except his first when Indianapolis finished 10-6. He became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts to a victory in Super Bowl XLI. Harrison played his entire 13-season career in Indianapolis and racked up 1,102 catches for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. He was named First- or Second-Team All-Pro eight times and voted to eight Pro Bowls.