The NFL Preseason schedules have just been announced and it appears that the Arizona Cardinals will not only be playing the Saints on national television, but they will also have another game televised by ESPN. We know that the Cardinals will participate in a total of 5 preseason games this season with the addition of the Hall of Fame Game on August 5 against the New Orleans Saints.
Now, it appears that on August 23, the Cardinals will travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans, which will be televised on ESPN. Get ready, Gruden fans.
For a list of the remaining schedule and to see the other three opponents, hit the jump.
Darren Urban first reported the news with this tweet:
Preseason sked: Cards on ESPN Aug. 23 at TEN. At KC (Aug 9-13), home vs OAK (Aug 16-20) and DEN (Aug. 29-30), HoF game Aug. 5 vs N.O. NFLNet— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) April 4, 2012
Needless to say, there will be plenty of storylines to look forward to with these games. For the Titans, you have a nationally covered game, which is a big enough story on its own. With the Chiefs, the Cardinals will face off against some familiar names such as Steve Breaston.
When the Raiders come to town, the Cardinals will get to meet Carson Palmer for the first time since he was traded.
Perhaps the biggest preseason game, though, is against the Denver Broncos and their new starting quarterback, Peyton Manning. If you recall, the Cards pushed hard to acquire Manning in free agency. Unfortunately, there is a good chance Manning doesn't even see the field considering this is the preseason finale.
What are your thoughts on the preseason schedule for the Cardinals? Which game are you most looking forward to watching?