As expected, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox chose to sit his starters and had the second-stringers start the game against the Arizona Cardinals. There has been something lacking in the game, as Brady Quinn was just 1-of-3 for negative-three yards on his first two drives. He did have a pass to Britt Davis that could have been good, but Davis dropped the ball.
The Cardinals took a 7-0 lead when quarterback Richard Bartel relieved Kevin Kolb on the second Arizona drive. Bartel came up with a third-down throw to Chansi Stuckey that wound up going for a 28-yard gain. Then Bartel fired off a pass to Larod Stephens-Howling, which resulted in a 19-yard touchdown. The Broncos' linebackers showed some poor tackling ability on that scoring play.