If the first half has taught anything to the Denver Broncos, it's that there is a significant talent gap between the first team and the second team. The Broncos are down at halftime to the Arizona Cardinals, 20-0. Plus, injuries have become an issue for the Broncos. Syd'Quan Thompson, Nate Irving and Britt Davis all left the game due to injury.
Brady Quinn has not looked sharp, He's made several bad throws, has had one pass intercepted and several others had a chance to wind up in the defender's hands. He went 4-of-12 for 26 yards.
The Cardinals offense clicked throughout the first quarter. Richard Bartel threw two touchdowns passes, a 19-yard one and a 48-yarder. Darcel McBath did pick him off on a nice play, but the Broncos couldn't capitalize on it. The rush defense has been solid, but tackling by the linebackers and pass coverage by the secondary has been lacking at times. Receiver Chansi Stuckey has 99 yards on four receptions.