The Arizona Cardinals officially start their preseason on Saturday evening with a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
After an offseason full of moves and a training camp full of news, the Arizona Cardinals will officially suit up for a game. Playing in front of their hometown fans at University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cards will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers in what will be the final game of the preseason’s first week.
In order to help everyone prepare for the contest, Heat Waved will run through everything you’ll need to know for Chargers vs. Cardinals.
Who: Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) at Arizona Cardinals (0-0)
When: Saturday, August 11th, 2018, (7:00 P.M MST, 10:00 P.M ET)
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Head to Head: The Chargers, then San Diego, beat Arizona 19-3 in their most recent preseason game on August 19th, 2016.
Going to the Game?: The Cardinals have everything you will need to know right here. Parking, traffic, directions, and a whole lot more.
What to Watch For?: Most importantly, both Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen will see snaps against the Los Angeles Chargers. Beyond that, you’ll want to pay attention to their wide receivers and offensive line.
At receiver, it’s murky beyond Larry Fitzgerald. Brice Butler is currently slated as the No.2 guy but Greg Little, J. J. Nelson, and Christian Kirk all have a lot of upside. It’s safe to say that the preseason will definitely play a big role in who gets snaps and targets come Week 1.
On the offensive line, their starting center, A.Q. Shipley, went down with a torn ACL. Now, they’ll turn to rookie Mason Cole to get the job done. Shipley was a third-round draft pick out of Michigan.
Speaking with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Cole revealed that he believes in himself.
“I’m confident I can do the job,” he said.