Broncos Close Preseason With 20-7 Win Over Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals v Denver Broncos

Arizona Cardinals v Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos wide receiver Fred Brown (19) makes a six-yard touchdown catch despite being covered by Brandon Williams (26) of the Arizona Cardinals during the Broncos 20-7 win on Thursday night. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos' long preseason is over.

And it ended on a good note.

The Broncos handled the Arizona Cardinals, 20-7, on Thursday night at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

With the frontline players sitting the game out, starting quarterback Kevin Hogan led the Broncos to a 10-0 lead at halftime.

After Trey Marshall recovered a fumble at the Broncos 22 yard line in the second quarter, Hogan engineered a 13 play, 78 yard drive that took 7:02 and resulted in a six-yard touchdown pass to Fred Brown with 9:18 remaining in the second quarter.

Brett Rypien took over at quarterback in the second half and also put together one touchdown drive, a four-play, 75 yard march capped by Devontae Jackson's two-yard run with 5:59 left in the third.


The Broncos close out the preseason with a 2-3 record. They open the regular season at Oakland on Monday, September 9. Coverage will begin at 3 p.m. MDT on KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Check out the KOA postgame interviews with (in order) Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, QB Kevin Hogan, QB Brett Rypien, RB Khalfani Muhammad, LB Malik Reed, WR/Returner River Cracraft and WR Juwann Winfree.

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