GLENDALE, Ariz. Although before the game the rest of the country had little to do with the rest of the country, Broncos President Joe Ellis and General Manager John Elway had private and seemingly ominous in front of their own bank.

They did not seem to be talking about how beautiful State Farm Stadium looked with its roof open. Although maybe a little bit.

Entering the Game, There Was Rampant Speculation Vance Joseph was in danger of losing his head coaching position when the Broncos lost to the low cardinals.

Perhaps, understanding the severity of the situation, Broncos Star's Passionist Von Miller rashly stepped onto the podium on Tuesday and swore, "We'll kick their butt."

At half-time, Joseph was safe, smart, and healthy in his coaching station, while Miller had the right to express himself. "That's what you said." The Broncos drove down the Arizona Cardinals, 45-10, a large percentage on Thursday night from Broncos fans. Apparently, over the years, a few Broncos fans decided to retire to the desert because they appeared in force to take over the crowd. The Broncos were 35-3 at half-time, the third-biggest lead in the team history break.

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay added a 28-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, which was pitched by a Miller sack. Fiddling Cardinal's rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who was not nearly ready to play on an effective NFL caliber level. Miller added a second, striped sack of surpassed roses in the fourth quarter that built a 41-yard field goal from Brandon McManus.

The denounced Denver defense has had two assorted sixes, five assists in total, and six sacks-two each from Miller and rookie Bradley Chubb, who now has five sacks in his last two games-while Emmanuel Sanders has two with huge big- Play offensive touchdowns came as the Broncos could not play much better, even if their opponent is now 1-6. The Broncos are 3-4 after catching their losing series of four games that warmed the head coach's seat.

It now appears that Joseph could have fired Mike McCoy for a second year in a row. McCoy was the offensive coordinator of the Broncos last season until he was fired after the ninth game. McCoy got another offensive coordinator appearance, this time with the Cardinals, who finished 32nd in the NFL with 32 teams.

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And in the first half they played even worse. On the second game of the game, Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe struck a pass from rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in the air. The ball landed in the arms of inline linebacker Todd Davis, who caught him with his back to the line of attack, turned around and raced from 20 meters into the end zone and 7: 0 led.

Then it was Case Keenum and the Broncos' offensive's turn. Keenum transferred the Broncos to the field and converted a third and a 6 with a nice, right roll pass to Demaryius Thomas.

When Keenum first came off the Arizona 28, he made a backward move to Sanders, moving from left to right. Sanders sent a spiral towards the goal line, where rookie Courtland Sutton made a nice dive for a touchdown. It was 14-0 Broncos.

After the Cardinals scored a field goal from Phil Dawson's 43-yard, the Denver D rose again. That time cornerback Chris Harris Jr., playing his man, caught a rose passport designed for another recipient. A determined Harris made some cuts and returned 53 yards for a touchdown.

The Broncos were 21-3 after scoring two, sixes in the same game since 1989 opener, as Tyrone Braxton and Randy Robbins had TD against Steve DeBerg of Kansas City

in the first game from the scrimmage in the second Viertel threw Keenum a deception, a play action, rolled to the right and threw Sanders a deep ball that was wide open on a post pattern. Sanders caught him and – though he said he would never do it again – he flipped forward over the goal line to complete a 64-yard touchdown game.…20&Itemid=32 Sanders became the first Broncos player since Elway was quarterback in 1986 to throw a touchdown pass and a touchdown in the same game. The Broncos then culminated their dominant half in memory with a 15-play drive that lasted more than 6 minutes and ended with a 1-yard touchdown by Royce Freeman.

The Broncos suffered two major injuries in the game. Starting safety Darian Stewart suffered a neck injury and rookie DaeSean Hamilton suffered a serious knee injury after being hit in a fair foul. Arizona's Brandon Williams was penalized 15 yards for transgression, but it was Hamilton who suffered much worse.

The Broncos have not only cracked their 4-game losing streak, they will be rewarded with the free weekend before returning on Monday game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28.

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