CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass the football against the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers' Touchdowns Highlight Thursday's Preseason Play

The first three games of Week 3 of the NFL preseason are in the books and Aaron Rodgers is still pretty good.

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Cardinals Vs. Titans Game Recap: Jake Locker Steals The Show From Kolb, Skelton in 32-27 Titans Victory

It may have been about Kevin Kolb and John Skelton to begin with, but Jake Locker made sure his name was the one to remember with 134 yards passing and two touchdowns in the Tennessee Titans' 32-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright got things going early with a 10-yard touchdown reception from Locker after a Skelton (4-for-10, 41 yards, 1 INT) interception gave the Titans prime field position. In the second quarter, Nate Washington would also get into the mix with a 28-yard touchdown of his own on a blown coverage from William Gay and Kerry Rhodes.

Once Kevin Kolb (17-for-22, 156, 1 TD, 2 INT) got into the game and tossed his token mind-boggling interception, the Cardinals offense began to get into their first rhythm of the day. Taking over at his own 14-yard line with slightly under two minutes left to play, Kolb lead Arizona on their best drive of the day, completing all five of his passes including touchdown to Andre Roberts from four yards out.

Instead of building on that momentum, Kolb threw a pick-six to Colin McCarthy on the very first play out of the locker room to extend the Titans' lead to 13. He would remain in the game for one more drive after the error, helping Jay Feely set up his second field goal in the game.

In the fourth, running backs William Powell and Javarris James each ran a touchdown to give the Cardinals their first lead of the evening. Not to be outdone, newly-appointed backup Matt Hasselbeck would lead his team to nine straight points in retaliation, including a 16-yard touchdown run from Jamie Harper.

Ryan Lindley would do his best to try and bring the Cardinals back one last time but ultimately a late holding call from Bobby Massie would kill the drive before they could move any further in the red zone.

For more information on the Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds. If the Titans are more your cup of tea, head over to Music City Miracles.


Fat Guy First Down!

There's very few redeeming qualities about the Titans and Cardinals matchup on ESPN. The Cardinals offensive line is a big ol' tire fire, the quarterbacks aren't much better and Chris Berman is serenading us. But dammit, we have a FAT GUY FIRST DOWN. And for that, we are thankful.

Go get some, big fella.


Now, during the play, Trent Dilfer opined that he "didn't have the burst." And to that we say: How dare you? Don't ever question the burst of a fat guy with the football.

Hats off to you, Daryn Colledge. Thanks for the great moment.


Let's Cleanse The Palate

If you've been watching the Titans and Cardinals on ESPN, you saw something disgusting. It was a bone hanging out as a Mark Mariani's foot faced the wrong way. And it was replayed in slow-motion.

So let's quickly cleanse the palate, friends. Here you go.


I feel much better now.


Manny Lawson Injured In Bengals-Packers Preseason Game

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Manny Lawson left Thursday night's preseason game vs. the Green Bay Packers with an apparent groin injury.

Lawson is the second key Bengals' LB to suffer an injury during the preseason, as Rey Maualuga injured his knee in Cincinnati's victory over the New York Jets on Aug. 10.

Lawson started 15 out of the 16 games in which he appeared for the Bengals in 2011, recording 34 tackles, four pass deflections and 1.5 sacks. Prior to last season, he spent five years playing for the San Francisco 49ers. His best season came in 2009, when he accumulated 49 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

The Bengals play one more preseason game -- in Indianapolis vs. the Colts on Thursday, Aug. 30 -- before kicking off the regular season on the road vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 10.

To stay updated on this story, stick with the StoryStream. For more on the Bengals, be sure to visit Cincy Jungle.

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