They christen their new stadium, which is supposed to be one of the greatest stadiums in the NFL.
For the game, well the Cardinals are looking at themselves from two seasons ago and wondering how close they are to getting back to that level of play.
I would say the Cardinals need an upgrade in the receiving corps, but they likely have a stronger defense. The question is, can the Cardinals defense stop the Falcons offense enough? Even if it is the preseason, it is a nice early test to see where the Cardinals are in the pecking order of the NFC.
Last season, the Cardinals offense couldn’t keep pace and the Falcons defense looked like the superior unit in the 38-19 thrashing in Atlanta.
What do the Cardinals do this season?
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
Saturday, August 26, 2017
4pm Arizona Time
LINE (Odds Shark):
Channel 12 (NBC) for Phoenix, AZ residents
Play-by-Play: Dave Pasch Analyst:Ron Wolfley Sideline: Paul Gerke
Local Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7FM Paul Calvisi (play-by-play) Bertrand Berry (Analyst) Darren Urban (Sideline Reporter)
Cardinals Spanish Radio 100.3FM Latino Mix Gabriel Trujillo (play-by-play) Rolando Cantu (Analyst)
Last preseason meeting:
August 23, 1996 (I was 10)