Football fans that tune in to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars face off against the Las Vegas Raiders might be disappointed to find out the Hall-of-Fame game has been delayed due to severe weather.
Originally, the game was set to start at 8:00 p.m. ET but it’s uncertain when it will begin. In fact, it might have already begun by the time of this writing but hey, if you’ve waited several months for NFL football, you can surely wait 30 more minutes or even an hour.
Of course, this will affect those that must show up to work tomorrow morning or have to go to bed early, but this one isn’t in the NFL and there’s not much they can do. As a matter of fact, it would be reckless not to stop the game and expose players, fans, and team personnel to potential harm.
You know things are serious when they ask you to immediately look for shelter, which is precisely what happened earlier today. The rain has eased and the skies are clearing, per Steve Wyche of NFL Media. However, it will be a bit before the field is cleared.
What should you expect once the Jaguars take on the Raiders?
Eventually, Jacksonville and the Raiders will take the field. A couple of players you won’t see are running back Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence. Both players are set to sit out the game. Other Jaguars that won’t suit up are:
- Zay Jones, WR
- Laviska Shenault Jr., WR
- Marvin Jones Jr., WR
- CJ Beathard, QB
- Foyesade Oluokun, LB
- Bradon Scherff, OL
- Josh Allen, OLB
- Malcom Brown, DT
- Chris Manhertz, TE
- Jawaan Taylor, RT
- Folorunso Fatukasi, DL
- Cam Robinson, LT
- Darious Williams, CB
Rookie Luke Fortner will start at center. He’s practiced with the first team in training camp and will get a chance to win the starting job. Similarly, Walker Little is in a battle for the right tackle job. Incumbent Jawaan Taylor has been dealing with a hamstring injury, giving Little a slight advantage for the time being.
One player that will see the field today is outside linebacker, Travon Walker, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. According to Demetrius Harvey of Big Cat Country, he looked explosive in warmups. Also, cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Tyson Campbell will get playing time, so there will be a few familiar faces on the field.