Short of Johnny Manziel, Jadaveon Clowney and Blake Bortles, you’ve been hard-pressed to find a lot of chatter about any 2014 NFL rookies. Then Week 1 of the preseason hit, and expectations for New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks shot through the roof. Cooks will play in his first home game tonight against the Tennessee Titans, and the home crowd will surely want to see if he can blow down field for a second straight week. You can watch Titans vs Saints preseason online live streaming in various ways to see for yourself.
Saints running back Mark Ingram got a lot of the initial attention last week, decimating the Rams defensive line and linebackers on his way to 83 yards and one touchdown. Cooks, however, had a big game as well, opening fans’ eyes as to why the New Orleans Saints drafted him so high in the first round.
The 20-year-old rookie snuck and wove his way through the St. Louis secondary last week, snagging five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. His longest play, a 25-yard touchdown reception, showed his ability to snake through defenses and turn on some nice breakaway speed.
Incredibly, that performance came without Saints starting QB Drew Brees, who will sit out tonight’s Titans game for the second straight week with a strained oblique. Cooks will likely line-up with Ryan Griffin, who had a great performance last week against the Rams (179 yards and 1 touchdown). Griffin will likely start in tonight’s Saints game since Luke McCown, the other backup QB fighting for a spot behind Brees, started last week.
As for the Titans, who are 1-0 in the preseason after a last-minute touchdown to beat the Green Bay Packers 16-20 last week, all attention will be on the offense. In what can only be described as a monsoon, the Titans couldn’t practice much of anything in the air. Rookie running back Bishop Sankey was able to get some traction with 37 yards, but on the whole the game was just plain sloppy.
Even with Drew Brees sitting, New Orleans is widely favored to win tonight’s Saints game. The Saints offense always plays better at the Superdome, and pass-rushers Junior Galette, Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks are all looking for their first preseason sack. What’s more, the Saints didn’t force a single turnover against the Rams last week, and you’d better believe their defensive coaching staff will be looking to change that tonight at home against Tennessee.
Kickoff for tonight’s Titans / Saints game is scheduled for 8pm EST. Without a TV broadcast you’ll have to watch tonight’s Titans / Saints game online live. You can do so via the NFL’s Preseason Live service, a preseason-only package that lets fans watch every out-of-market preseason NFL game for $19.99. If you’re an NFL Network subscriber you may also be able to watch the Titans / Saints preseason game online via the NFL Online website. To do so simply sign-in using your login info for your your satellite or cable TV provider.