The Hall of Fame Game is the first NFL game of every season. It’s a preseason game that takes place at the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s a stand-alone event that holds a unique place in the sport of football.
The AFL, the American Football League, was a pro football league that merged into the NFL in 1970. It made a lasting impact on football, including the formation of the Super Bowl and the modern AFC conference in the NFL.