The Tennessee Titans will host the Arizona Cardinals in their third and final preseason game on Saturday at Nissan Stadium (6 pm/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, wrapped up training camp with 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 beat the Titans 38-13 in the first game of the 2021 regular season.
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GAME SUMMARY: 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 series on Saturday, with 3:52 remaining and the Titans down 23-19. Woodside orchestrates a 12-play drive that is punctuated by Woodside’s 9-yard touchdown run in the final minute. Titans 26, Cardinals 23.
It’s been an interesting night in the QB2 race. Malik Willis played most of the game and he did well. Woodside is the starter, but he has struggled in the preseason before that season. What are Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel doing?
5:32 left: Jarrett Guarantano is in the game for the Cardinals, and his first pass goes for 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 pulls back in the second half and leads another scoring job. The Titans lead 16-10.
Halftime: Excellent drive from Malik Willis and the Titans’ offense capped off with a 14-yard TD reception from Treylon Burks, his first of the preseason. The Cardinals add a field goal as time runs out and Tennessee’s lead is 13-10.
3:48 left: Ryan Stonehouse has been excellent tonight averaging 51.6 yards on five clearances.
9:57 left: Landing Titans! Julius Chestnut makes his way to the end zone, with a helpful push from Corey Levin. The two-point attempt isn’t good as Malik Willis is overwhelmed by the Cardinals’ charging front.
10:34 remaining: Malik Willis rushes out for 50 yards. That was a special piece of work. The titans have first and goal.
0:49 left: It’s another bad start for the offensive line. Willis is sacked again to stop a drive near midfield. Cameron Thomas, the third-round pick out of San Diego State, has both sacks for Arizona.
4:01 left: Trace McSorley went 7-of-7 for 71 yards on the Cardinals’ opening drive against the Titans’ backup defense, and the drive ends with a TD by Darrel Williams. Knowing that the players are completely different, it looked 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 stops the Titans’ first drive. Arizona’s starting quarterback is former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, who is fighting Jarrett Guarantano for the No. 3 quarterback job.
Before the game: Malik Willis will start for Tennessee for the third straight preseason game. We’re 15 days from the start of the season against the New York Giants, but don’t expect stars like Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill and Taylor Lewan tonight.
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