Preseason preview: Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers
By Scott Allen
The Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Chargers in week one of the 2018 preseason
Football is back on the playing field. Two weeks after training camp opened for the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers, the two teams get together to close out week one of the 2018 NFL preseason schedule.
What: Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
When: 7:00 p.m. (MST) Saturday August 11th
TV: (Phoenix) – NBC 12 (KPNX), Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Ron Wolfley (color analyst), Paul Gerke (sidelines); (Los Angeles) – ABC 7 (KABC)
Radio: (Phoenix) – Arizona Sports – 98.7 FM – Paul Calvisi (play-by-play), Bertrand Berry (color analyst), Darren Urban (sidelines); (Los Angeles) – KFI-AM 640, KFWB-AM 980
The Cardinals will start quarterback Sam Bradford but will play a lot of rookie Josh Rosen. The Chargers have starting quarterback Philip Rivers back once again but as of Thursday evening it had not been decided how much, if at all, he will play.
The Chargers have Cardale Jones and Geno Smith as backups. Expect one of both of them to see some good time on Saturday night.
Game one of the preseason is generally about backups and guys fighting for jobs in September going forward. That said both teams will play some starters early on.