Arizona Cardinals: Preseason schedule released
The Arizona Cardinals will play five preseason games leading up to the 2017 regular season
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio we already knew about. The Arizona Cardinals will play the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday August 3rd on NBC.
After the trip to Ohio, the Cardinals will come home for preseason week one to take on the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders also came to Arizona in the first week of preseason in 2016. The game will take place sometime between Thursday August 10th and Monday August 14th.
Week two of the preseason will see the Cardinals host the Chicago Bears. That game will take place sometime between Thursday August 17th and Monday August 21st. This will be the only contest between the two teams this upcoming season.
It will be time to hit the road again as the Cardinals travel in week three to take on the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. The game, to take place sometime between Thursday August 24th and Sunday August 27th, will be the only time the Cardinals have to see the Falcons this season.
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Finally, in preseason week number four, the Cardinals will finish the preseason off with their traditional tilt against the Denver Broncos. The game will be in Denver either Thursday August 31st or Friday September 1st.
Overall the Cardinals should see some good competition in the preseason. Of course we all know the preseason doesn’t mean or amount to much as far as standings go but for individual players it could mean a lot.
Having to face tougher teams like the Cowboys, Raiders, and Falcons could be a good test to see how certain players fit on the roster. The game against the Broncos typically is for those players trying to get those last few spots on the final 53-man regular season roster.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will likely see just one series, if that, against the Cowboys. He may play a couple of series against the Raiders. The bulk of his preseason playing time likely will come against Chicago and Atlanta.