The preseason officially is underway Saturday night, when the Arizona Cardinals host the Kansas City Chiefs. Carson Palmer and the starters are going to play one whole series. It isn't a lot, but it's something. We get to see the playcalling debut of defensive coordinator James Bettecher, who will be on the sideline and not up in the box.
For Chiefs fans, there is great meaning, too. Safety Eric Berry will be on the field for the first time since being diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.
Both teams believe they can make some noise in their respective conferences and they feel they have defenses that can dominate.
It all starts, though, with the preseason exhibitions, when coaches are evaluating players and focused a little less on winning.
Are you planning on watching the game? Here is what you need to know:
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Game time: Saturday, August 15, 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Arizona time
TV channel: ABC-15 in Phoenix (it also airs in Tucson, Las Vegas and Honolulu)
TV announcers: Dave Pasch (play by play), Ron Wolfley (color), Jody Jackson (sideline)
Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (Paul Calvisi, Bertrand Berry, Damien Anderson)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Enemy blog: Arrowhead Pride