Arizona 43, Denver 13

Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, December 12, 2010
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 62223

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 3 0 0 10 13
Arizona 3 13 3 24 43

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 3-10 2-4 1-6 L4
Arizona 4-9 3-4 1-5 W1

Recap

Jay Feely scored on a 5-yard run and kicked five field goals as the host Arizona Cardinals snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 43-13 victory over the mistake-prone Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Feely’s touchdown came on a fake field goal with 4:09 left in the first half and gave Arizona a 13-3 lead. His field goals were from 55, 49, 48, 36 and 23 yards.

Tim Hightower had touchdown runs of 35 and 8 yards in the fourth quarter and finished with 148 yards rushing as the Cardinals (4-9) kept their NFC West title hopes alive.

Arizona rookie quarterback John Skelton was 15 of 37 for 146 yards in his first NFL start.

Knowshon Moreno had a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and 113 total yards for Denver (3-10), which had six turnovers. Kyle Orton was 19 of 41 for 166 yards and three interceptions.

The Broncos have lost four straight and 18 of their last 23 games. They were playing their first game under interim coach Eric Studesville after Josh McDaniels was fired Monday.

Denver lost to the Cardinals franchise for the first time. It had won seven straight since a 17-17 tie in the first meeting in 1973.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   Arizona
Knowshon Moreno Player Timothy Hightower
19 Attempts 18
81 Yards 148
4.3 Avg Yards 8.2
1 Touchdowns 2
12 Long 41
Receiving
Denver   Arizona
Jabar Gaffney Player Larry Fitzgerald
3 Receptions 6
48 Yards 72
16.0 Avg Yards 12.0
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 25

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 288 132 156 1 2 0 0.0 2
Arizona 357 211 146 4 5 3 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .308 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Broncos have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .231 after a loss.
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