Broncos defeat Cardinals, 21-10, in preseason finale

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Broncos beat the Arizona Cardinals, 21-10, in the preseason finale on Thursday night.

The Broncos’ early progress in the game was quickly halted when Chad Kelly threw an interception. The Cardinals got the first points during the next drive.

In the second quarter, Chad Kelly threw to Jordan Leslie, putting the Broncos within about 10 yards of the end zone. While unable to get a touchdown, Brandon McManus’ field goal brought the score to 7-3.

After halftime, a second field goal from McManus — from 46 yards — brought Denver within one point of Arizona.

During the third quarter, Paxton Lynch threw to Leslie for the Broncos’ first touchdown of the game. Denver then successfully went for two points, making it 14-7.

Soon after, Denver got possession when Jeff Holland recovered a fumble. That drive culminated in Lynch throwing a touchdown to tight end Matt LaCosse.

A Cardinals field goal brought the score to 21-10, where it remained until the game’s end.

Last week, the Broncos beat the Redskins in their first preseason victory.

The Broncos open the regular season against the Seattle Seahawks at 2:25 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The game will air on FOX31.

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