Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals Game Preview

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Tomorrow is gameday and the Broncos take on the Arizona Cardinals in their final tuneup game before the Monday Night Football opener against Oakland.

  • The Broncos are 7-1-1 all time against the Arizona Cardinals
  • The last time these two teams met was last season. The Broncos were crushed in the game 43-13. The game was a disaster from the get go as Jay Feely ran in a touchdown on a fake field goal. Kyle Orton threw 3 interceptions. Feely also kicked 4 field goals. Tim Hightower had a monster game rushing for 148 yards.
  • When Champ Bailey was with Washington, he had 3 interceptions as a rookie
  • The last time the Broncos gave up 40 points was last season against Arizona
  • Last season against Arizona was also the last time the Broncos had an interception returned against them
  • The most return yards for one player vs a team for the Broncos was Eric Decker last season with 211
  • Feely's 25 points against the Broncos was the most points scored for one player ever against the Broncos

Cardinals

All time record: 488-691-39

Superbowl Record 0-1

Passing Leader All-Time: Jim Hart - 34,639

Rushing Leader All-Time: Ottis Anderson - 7,999 yards

Receiving Leader All-Time: Roy Green, 8,496

Winningest Coach (all-time): Don Coryell - 42 wins

Depth Chart

OFFENSE             

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
WR1 LARRY FITZGERALD STEPHEN WILLIAMS DEMARCO SIMPSON
LT LEVI BROWN D'ANTHONY BATISTE D.J. YOUNG
LG DARYN COLLEDGE FLOYD WOMACK TOM PESTOCK
C LYLE SENDLEIN BEN CLAXTON KRIS O'DOWD
RG REX HADNOT DEUCE LUTUI CLIFF LOUIS
RT BRANDON KEITH JEREMY BRIDGES
TE TODD HEAP JEFF KING STEPHEN SPACH
WR2 ANDRE ROBERTS EARLY DOUCET CHANSI STUCKEY
QB KEVIN KOLB JOHN SKELTON RICHARD BARTEL
RB BEANIE WELLS LAROD STEPHENS-HOWLING ALFONSO SMITH
FB REAGAN MAUIA ANTHONY SHERMAN

 

POS FIRST SECOND THIRD
DE CALAIS CAMPBELL VONNIE HOLLIDAY RONALD TALLEY
DT DARNELL DOCKETT NICK EASON JEREMY NAVARRE
NT DAN WILLIAMS DAVID CARTER RICKY LUMPKIN
ROLB JOEY PORTER O'BRIEN SCHFIELD WILL DAVIS
ILB DARYL WASHINGTON REGGIE WALKER KENDALL SMITH
ILB PARIS LENON STEWARTBRADLEY PAGO TOGAFAU
LOLB CLARK HAGGANS SAM ACHO CYRIL OBIOZOR
RCB MICHAEL ADAMS RICHARD MARSHALL THAD TURNER
LCB A.J. JEFFERSON PATRICK PETERSON MARSHAY GREEN
SS ADRIAN WILSON HAMZA ABDULLAH
FS KERRY RHODES RASHAD JOHNSON MATT WARE
SPECIAL TEAMS
K JAY FEELY
P BEN GRAHAM DAVE ZASTUDIL
H BEN GRAHAM
LS MIKE LEACH STEPHEN SPACH
KR LAROD STEPHENS-HOWLING PATRICK PETERSON ANDRE ROBERTS
PR ANDRE ROBERTS PATRICK PETERSON A.J. JEFFERSON

PRE-SEASON STATISTICS

FIRST DOWNS

FOR: 65

AGAINST: 65

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

FOR: 15/33

AGAINST: 17/39

FORTH DOWN CONVERSIONS

FOR: 0/2

AGAINST: 1/2

TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS

FOR: 1215

AGAINST: 1143

TOTAL RUSHING YARDS

FOR: 372

AGAINST: 291

TOTAL PASSING YARDS

FOR: 843 

AGAINST: 852

SACKS

FOR: 6

AGAINST: 4

FIELD GOALS

FOR 4/5

AGAINST 6/6

TOUCHDOWNS

FOR: 9

AGAINST: 9

TIME OF POSSESION

FOR 30:42

AGAINST 29:18

TURNOVER RATIO

 -1

PASSING LEADER

KEVIN KOLB 21/38, 353 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN, 0 INT'S

RUSHING LEADER

BEANIE WELLS 27 ATTEMPTS, 129 YARDS, 4.8 YARDS 0 TOUCHDOWNS

RECEIVING LEADERS

ROB HOUSLER, 7 RECEPTIONS, 86 YARDS 12.3, 1 TOUCHDOWN

LARRY FITZGERALD 6 RECEPTIONS 183 YARDS 1 TOUCHDOWN

DEFENSE STATISTICS (ONES THAT JUMP OUT)

DARYL WASHINGTON, 13 TACKLES

RICHARD MARSHALL 10 TACKLES

PATRICK PETERSON 6 TACKLES 1 INTERCEPTION, 1 TOUCHDOWN

DARNELL DOCKET 5 TACKLES 1 SACK

Cardinals Notes

  • Former Broncos D'Anthony Batiste, Vonnie Holliday, Hamza Abdullah and Mike Leach are now members of the Cardinals
  • David Carter is making a case for the starting job over former 1st round pick Dan Williams for starting nose tackle. Carter was a 6th round pick from UCLA while the veteran is struggling to get in shape.
  • Arizona is looking to replace Ryan Williams who is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon. 
  • SS Adrian Wilson practiced last week for the 1st time since August 6th. He had a torn bicep tendon.
  • Last week, number five overall pick returned a 23 yards and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown last week
  • TE Rob Housler has been a major surprise in camp. He was a third round pick and has performed well.
  • RB Beanie Wells has played very well. He had 10 carries for 63 yards last week.
  • Larry Fitzgerald scored his 2nd touchdown of the preseason last week. it was an 80 yard catch and run and longest at University Phoenix Stadium

Injury Report

 

Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt has only ruled out Safety Adrian Wilson (biceps) for Thursday's game against the Broncos. 

 CB Michael Adams (knee) is Doubtful.

 QB John Skelton (ankle), WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring), RB Alfonso Smith (hamstring) and Tight End Rob Housler (groin) are Questionable.

 Smith and Housler participated in practice on Tuesday, and both of them could definitely need the extra work, especially Smith, who is trying to prove he can be the 3rd Running Back

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