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NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Tennessee Titans 26, Arizona Cardinals 23

Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Titans quarterback Malik Willis (7) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter of a preseason game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans emerged with a 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in a back-and-forth affair at Nissan Stadium on Saturday night.


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Offensive spotlight: Titans quarterback Malik Willis showed off the good and bad parts of his skill set playing into the fourth quarter Saturday. Overall, Willis went 15-of-23 for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception through the air while adding 79 yards from four carries on the ground. Willis finished with one turnover-worthy play and a 7.9-yard average depth of target.

Defensive spotlight: Cardinals linebacker Ben Niemann put together a well-rounded performance across 57 snaps (including penalties), finishing with an impressive 85.0-plus overall grade on first review. He totaled one pressure and two run stops in addition to allowing his only target to be caught for a measly two yards.

Rookie spotlight: Titans rookie receiver Treylon Burks found some success Saturday night, finishing with three receptions from three targets for a team-leading 33 yards and a touchdown. Two of Burks' receptions resulted in first downs, and he caught his only contested catch opportunity.

Early offensive line analysis:  Cardinals tackle Joshua Miles posted the most impressive performance as a pass protector on Saturday, allowing zero pressures across 45 pass-blocking snaps.


Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread TEN -3.5 ARZ Covers
O/U 34.5

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Box Score

Passing
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jarrett Guarantano 9.84 7 / 14 141 10.1 1 0
Trace McSorley 6.26 15 / 29 144 5 0 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Malik Willis 16.14 15 / 23 131 5.7 1 1
Logan Woodside 8.62 5 / 9 43 4.8 0 0
Rushing
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jarrett Guarantano 9.84 3 2 0.7 0 2
Keaontay Ingram 7.9 16 61 3.8 0 11
Darrel Williams 6.9 2 9 4.5 1 8
Trace McSorley 6.26 1 5 5 0 5
Eno Benjamin 5.4 3 9 3 0 6
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Malik Willis 16.14 4 79 19.8 0 50
Julius Chestnut 8.7 9 27 3 1 16
Logan Woodside 8.62 1 9 9 1 9
Hassan Haskins 5.7 9 11 1.2 0 5
Racey McMath 5.4 1 17 17 0 17
Dontrell Hilliard 1.4 1 14 14 0 14
Trenton Cannon 1.1 3 11 3.7 0 9
Receiving
Arizona Cardinals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Andy Isabella 19.5 8 5 115 14.4 0
Greg Dortch 18.4 12 6 64 5.3 1
Victor Bolden 8.1 6 4 51 8.5 0
Keaontay Ingram 7.9 4 1 8 2 0
Eno Benjamin 5.4 2 2 25 12.5 0
Bernhard Seikovits 4.3 4 3 13 3.2 0
JaVonta Payton 1.9 2 1 9 4.5 0
Jontre Kirklin 0 3 0 0 0 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Treylon Burks 12.3 3 3 33 11 1
Julius Chestnut 8.7 1 0 0 0 0
Hassan Haskins 5.7 3 3 16 5.3 0
Racey McMath 5.4 1 1 27 27 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 5.2 3 3 22 7.3 0
Mason Kinsey 4.8 7 3 18 2.6 0
Dez Fitzpatrick 4.3 5 2 23 4.6 0
Cody Hollister 4 4 2 20 5 0
David Wells 1.7 1 1 7 7 0
Thomas Odukoya 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
Robert Woods 1.3 1 1 3 3 0
Reggie Roberson Jr. 0 2 0 0 0 0
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