The Arizona Cardinals will take on the Denver Bronocs in their final preseason game today at 7:00 PT. The Cardinals, who opened the preseason with a win over the Oakland Raiders but have since lost to the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers, will look to get one more measure of where they stand as a team before the start of the 2011 regular season.
Keep an eye out for the Cardinals' running game tonight. With the recent loss of rookie running back Ryan Williams, Beanie Wells will command the bulk of the carries. But can he handle the load? And who will step up behind Wells? Tonight's running back performances could give us a sense of how the Cardinals' backfield will play out this season.
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Elsewhere in the NFL, the New York Giants play the New England Patriots just three days after the Giants' 17-3 loss to the New York Jets. The Giants, who have had a rough offseason with the departure of wide receiver Steve Smith and the loss of several key contributors such as cornerback Terrell Thomas, cornerback Prince Amukura and pass rusher Osi Umeniyora, will hope to end their preseason with some momentum. Another intriguing storyline for this game: Eli Manning recently compared himself to Tom Brady, stating that he's in the same class as the Patriots quarterback. Now Manning will get his chance to prove it.
Meanwhile, two of the game's best young quarterbacks will go head-to-head as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Atlanta Falcons (assuming that the two quarterbacks play, of course). Both Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan were drafted in first round of the 2008 NFL Draft and have had tremendous success with their teams over the past few seasons. Both sides could be poised for a big year in 2011.