The NFL announced preseason game starting times for all teams including the Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals preseason opponents were set about two months ago already. All we had to wait for was the game times. Now we know.
The schedule is kind of all over the place this preseason. As usual, the Cardinals will play two home games and two road games.
This year the NFL scheduled the Cardinals to play their first two preseason games at home, then finish off the last two on the road. The NFL preseason opens on Thursday August 1st with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game which will feature the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos in Canton, Ohio.
The rest of the NFL will get going the following week on Thursday August 8th. The Cardinals will open the preseason that night at home against the Los Angeles Chargers at 7:00 p.m. Kind of tough for a Thursday night, a work night and also a school night for many.
The second game, fans are going to have to fight a lot of rush hour traffic to get to State Farm Stadium. Their second game is against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday August 15th at 5:00 p.m.. It is set for national television on ESPN.
As for the road games, in week three they travel to face the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday August 24th. It is scheduled during the day. The game is at 10:00 a.m. Arizona time.
They will finish out the preseason on the road at the Denver Broncos on Thursday August 29th at 6:00 p.m. The next game after that will be 10 days later against the Detroit Lions to open the 2019 regular season.
So there will be no Saturday home games in the preseason this year. Generally that makes it easier for fans to attend. There will likely be a sellout for the first game either way. Mark your calendars everyone.