Arizona (1-0) at Tennessee (0-1), Monday, 8:00 p.m. EDT Sports.com Line: Tennessee -3.5 Total: 37
Tennessee looks to even its pre-season record as they return home to face the Cardinals. Tennessee’s late rally came up short against Seattle, as the Titans fell 20-18. Vince Young saw some light work, going 5-6 for 78 yards with an interception. The majority of the reps were split between Chris Simms and rookie Rusty Smith. Chris Johnson had seven yards on five carries including a touchdown, but the Titans were led on the ground by second-year man Javon Ringer who had seven carries for 60 yards.
The Cardinals, on the other hand, completed their late rally from 16 down in the fourth to beat Houston 19-16 in their preseason opener. Matt Leinart got the start for Arizona, going 6-7 for 49 yards, but the Cardinals were rallied by Derek Anderson and John Skelton, a rookie out of Fordham. The Cardinals found a way to win despite being out-gained both in the air, and on the ground by the Texans.
The FoxSheets give the edge to Arizona:
Play Against – Favorites of 3.5 to 10 points (TENNESSEE) – after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread, in August games. (49-22 over the last 10 seasons.) (69%, +24.8 units. Rating = 2*).