Broncos, Cardinals: Free Fallin’

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Broncos, Cardinals: Free Fallin’

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, stiff-arming Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel last Sunday for some of his career-high 161 rushing yards, should see plenty of action today against the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton, with injuries to quarterbacks Max Hall and Derek Anderson, likely will start today’s game against the Denver Broncos. The 6-6 QB has a strong arm and completed his first pass for a first-down on a third-and-15 situation in the fourth quarter last week in a loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Broncos, Cardinals: Free Fallin’

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Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, stiff-arming Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel last Sunday for some of his career-high 161 rushing yards, should see plenty of action today against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton, with injuries to quarterbacks Max Hall and Derek Anderson, likely will start today’s game against the Denver Broncos. The 6-6 QB has a strong arm and completed his first pass for a first-down on a third-and-15 situation in the fourth quarter last week in a loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Denver Broncos (3-9) at Arizona Cardinals (3-9)

Time – 2:15 p.m. (Mountain) today, KCNC, KREZ; KRSJ 100.5 FM
Opening line – Broncos by 6
Record vs. spread – Denver 4-8; Arizona 3-9
Series record – Broncos lead 7-0-1
Last meeting – Broncos beat Cardinals 37-20, Dec. 17, 2006
Last week – Chiefs beat Broncos 10-6; Rams beat Cardinals 19-6
Broncos offense – overall (11), rush (29), pass (4)
Broncos defense – overall (27), rush (31), pass (22)
Cardinals offense – overall (31), rush (31), pass (30)
Cardinals defense – overall (28), rush (30), pass (25)
Streaks, stats and Bronco bits – Denver RB Knowshon Moreno had career-best 161 yards rushing against Kansas City last week. He needs combined 52 yards rushing/receiving to reach 1,000 yards from scrimmage this season. ... Eric Studesville is fourth interim coach in Broncos history. He began coaching career in 1991 as graduate assistant under Dick Tomey at the University of Arizona. ... Cardinals are only NFL team that hasn’t beaten Denver; Broncos are only team Cardinals haven’t beaten. ... Denver needs to win three of last four to avoid worst season since going 5-11 20 years ago. ... Denver backup QB Tim Tebow will be third Heisman Trophy winner in row to come to University of Phoenix Stadium to face Cardinals, following Troy Smith (San Francisco) and Sam Bradford (St. Louis). ... Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald needs one catch to move out of a tie with Anquan Boldin for Cardinals’ career reception record (582). He has caught at least two passes in 95 games in a row dating to first NFL game, when he didn’t have a reception. ... Cardinals loss would match the franchise’s longest losing streak – eight games – since they lost first 10 in 1953 season. ... Newly signed Arizona QB Richard Bartel was hog hunting in Texas when contacted by Cardinals. He was backup to Daunte Culpepper at Sacramento of UFL, where coach was ex-Cardinals coach Dennis Green ... St. Louis’ 19 points Sunday was fewest allowed by Arizona since 17-13 season-opening win over Rams.

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