The Tennessee Titans play host to the Arizona Cardinals in their third and final preseason game Saturday at Nissan Stadium (6 p.m. / WKRN-2 in Nashville).
The two teams held a joint practice Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park before the Titans, who are 1-1 in the preseason, conclude training camp with a practice Thursday.
Coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday that rookie quarterback Malik Willis had improved with his timing and mechanics this week.
Willis, who started each of the first two preseason games, is locked in a battle with Logan Woodside to back up Ryan Tannehill.
The Cardinals lost to Baltimore 24-17 in their second preseason game last Sunday. They beat Cincinnati 36-23 in their first preseason game.
Arizona defeated the Titans 38-13 in the first game of the 2021 regular season.
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GAME DESCRIPTION:Malik Willis shines for Tennessee Titans but Logan Woodside scores game-winning TD in preseason finale
0:52 left: Preseason moments are sometimes fleeting, but Logan Woodside gets a drive Saturday with 3:52 left and the Titans down 23-19. Woodside orchestrates a 12-play drive that is followed by a 9-yard Woodside run inside the final minute. Titans 26, Cardinals 23.
It’s been an interesting night in the QB2 race. Malik Willis played almost the entire game and played well. Woodside is the incumbent but has struggled in the preseason leading up to that race. What do Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel do?
The third quarter
5:32 left: Jarrett Guarantano is in the game for the Cardinals, and his first pass goes 74 yards. Big night for Cardinals WR Andy Isabella, who has 5 catches for 115 yards. Three plays later, Guarantano throws a 2-yard TD pass to Greg Dortch.
6:29 left: Malik Willis returns in the second half and leads another scoring drive. Titans lead 16-10.
The second quarter
The first part: Great drive by Malik Willis and the Titans offense culminates with a 14-yard TD catch by Treylon Burks, his first of the preseason. The Cardinals add a field goal as time expires and Tennessee leads 13-10.
3:48 left: Ryan Stonehouse was excellent tonight averaging 51.6 yards on five punts.
9:57 left: Touchdown Titans! Julius Chestnut runs into the end zone on a useful push by Corey Levin. The two-point attempt is no good as Malik Willis is overwhelmed by the Cardinals’ strong front.
10:34 left: Malik Willis is out and runs for 50 yards. It was a special game. The Titans have the first and the objective.
The first quarter
0:49 left: It’s another poor start for the offensive line. Willis offloads again to stop a drive near midfield. Cameron Thomas, the third pick out of San Diego State, has both sacks for Arizona.
4:01 left: Trace McSorley was 7-for-7 for 71 yards in the Cardinals’ opener against the Titans’ backup defense, and the drive ended with a Darrel Williams TD. Knowing that the players are completely different, this felt a lot like last year’s regular season opener. Arizona 7, Tennessee 0
11:36 left: Malik Willis completes passes to Treylon Burks and Robert Woods, but a sack hampers the Titans’ first drive. Arizona’s starting QB is former Penn State QB Trace McSorley, who is battling Jarrett Guarantano for the no. 3 of QB.
Pregame: Malik Willis will start for Tennessee for the third straight preseason game. We’re 15 days away from the season opener against the New York Giants, but don’t expect stars like Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill and Taylor Lewan tonight.
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