The Arizona Cardinals are heading east to face the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night as the NFL preseason continues for each team. Both teams are heading into the game with some momentum after victories last week, although the Cardinals better be prepared for a major challenge on offense.
Even though Arizona managed to put up 31 points in last week's victory over the Oakland Raiders, the team's overall numbers on offense were underwhelming. The Cardinals compiled just 222 total yards while committing four turnovers, and Kevin Kolb was also tackled in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter.
The Cardinals were able to take advantage of a sloppy Raiders team last week, but things shouldn't be nearly as easy against the Titans. Tennessee's defense was positively dominant last week against Tampa Bay, allowing just seven points and 81 total yards to the Buccaneers.
For Tennessee, all eyes will likely be on quarterback Jake Locker this week after he was recently named the team's starter for the regular season. Locker struggled against Tampa Bay, completing just 4-of-11 passes for 21 yards with an interception, but the future is now for the Titans' 2011 first round pick.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 23; 8 p.m. ET
Location: LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Cardinals: 620 KTAR
Titans: 104.5 The Zone