Preseason Preview: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints

The Arizona Cardinals will travel to New Orleans on Friday to play the Saints in their second preseason game.

After winning their first preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers, it’s time for the Arizona Cardinals’ second preseason game. The Cardinals will head down to the bayou to play the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In order to help everyone prepare for the contest, Heat Waved will run through everything you’ll need to know for Cardinals vs. Saints.

Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints

Who: Arizona Cardinals (1-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-0)

When: Friday, August 17th, 2018, (5:00 P.M MST, 8:00 P.M ET)

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Head to Head: In their most recent meeting, the Saints beat Arizona 48-41 back in Week 15 of the 2016 NFL season.

How to Watch: For local folks, the game will be on KPNX (Channel 12) & UniMás 13 KFPH (Spanish). Nationally, it will be available on NFL Game Pass along with all other out-of-market preseason games.

How to Listen: KMVP 98.7 FM or the Arizona Sports App (Google) (iTunes)

Going to the Game?: The Saints have everything you will need to know right here. Parking, traffic, directions, and a whole lot more.

What to Watch For?: Luckily, we’ll be seeing more from the starters in the second Cardinals’ preseason game. Speaking with CardsWire, head coach Steve Wilks said that the first unit “will increase their plays”.

Obviously, the main guy to look for is Sam Bradford. While he will absolutely be the guy come Week 1, people are always itching to put the new rookie in. If Bradford can go out and put a few scoring drives together, it’ll be best for him public-wise.

With that said, Wilks also told CardsWire that Rosen will “get in there with the ones” in order to get a rhythm and get the timing down with those guys”. This is smart, if anything happens to Bradford, it’ll be nice to have the back-up in tune with the starting unit.

Like the first game, I’d expect to see all four quarterbacks play.

One notable offensive starter, Brice Butler, will not play because of an injured foot.

Austin Wolf, a new receiver we profiled the other day, hasn’t been with the team long enough to play, per Jess Root of CardsWire.

In the first preseason game, I really liked offensive coordinator Mike McCoy‘s play-calling abilities. It was just one game, though, it’ll be interesting to see his strategy with the best guys out there.

As for the defense, they’ll have to face Drew Brees, which is always a tall task. However, we need to see them against top-flight talent. It’ll be interesting to see if they hold up.