How do I see the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals game going on Thursday? I played some Madden earlier in the week and find out.
The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are set to face off on Thursday. This will be the only Thursday night game the Broncos will play all season. This is also the second time the Denver Broncos will be on primetime.
Both teams are struggling this season. This could very well mean that this game will make or break the season for them both. Denver could use this win in a big way in order to keep up with the rest of the AFC. It also would not hurt to have some confidence going into Arrowhead next Sunday.
The Cardinals are rolling with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. The Cardinals are getting a glimpse of what the future holds. So far, it has not resulted in many games won.
Time to fire up Madden and see how I fared in the game between the Broncos and Cardinals.
Not much happened in the first quarter. Josh Rosen and the Cardinals offense drove down the field and took quite a bit of time off the clock. The 11 play drive ended with a field goal that gave the Cardinals an early 3-0 lead.
Denver took their first possession and got far. But they weren’t able to score any points and were forced to punt. Arizona took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, it was more of the same. Some good plays here and there, but nothing worth noting. On a scramble by Case Keenum, the Cardinals were able to force a fumble that they recovered. However, from what I saw, it looked as if Keenum’s knee was down before the ball came loose.
Stuck in a tight spot, the defense would need to step it up. And they did by virtue of a Bradley Chubb strip sack. Adam Gotsis was able to recover the fumble. From there, Denver drove down the short field and kicked a field goal.
The score would be all knotted at three going into the half. Quite the defensive battle. Denver would take the second half kickoff. On their first possession, they were able to drive down. However, they could only settle for three points. That gave Denver a 6-3 lead. On the very first play on Arizona’s first possession of the second half, David Johnson coughed up the football and Denver’s defense came away with it.
Phillip Lindsay was able to score the first touchdown of the game after the fumble after he took it from a yard in. That would give Denver a 13-3 lead going into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was the Chris Harris Jr. show. With Arizona facing a fourth down, looking to stay in the game, Rosen’s pass was snatched out of the air by Harris Jr. It would stop the drive and hopefully give the Denver Broncos a chance to close the game out.
However, the Broncos were unable to come away with any points and punted the football. Arizona would be given another shot to get closer. But Chris Harris Jr. provided the dagger by intercepting Josh Rosen again on a fourth down. But this time, he was able to get up and sprint down the sideline for a 67-yard pick six.
That proved to be the final nail as the Denver Broncos used their defense to secure a big win.
It was a phenomenal effort by the Denver Broncos as they are able to bounce back and get the win. I was also impressed by only allowing three points.
Without a doubt Chris Harris Jr. was the player of the game. He recorded two interceptions, returning one for the game sealing touchdown.
While Denver’s record is at 2-4, my record in Madden stays at only one loss. Hopefully, we will get to see this same result on Thursday.