The Denver Broncos are losing 16-3 at halftime to the Arizona Cardinals, and they have only themselves to blame. Sure, Cardinals kicker Jay Feely has accounted for all 16 points by way of three field goals and a touchdown run on a fake field goal, but the Denver Broncos continued their season-long issue of self-defeating mistakes. The team had four turnovers in the first half.
Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton (10-of-21, 91 yards) threw two interceptions, both into the waiting hands of Michael Adams and Kerry Rhodes. The first interception set up Jay Feely's first field goal of the game, and the second one led to Feely's fake field goal run. Receiver Eric Decker caught a Kyle Orton pass, but failed to secure the ball. As a result the Cardinals recovered the ball, only to punt it away. Receiver Eddie Royal fumbled the ball on an end-around, though the Cardinals wound up punting the ball away.
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno has 66 yards on 14 carries, but no touchdowns. Recently-signed kicker Steven Hauschka has a 32-yard field goal for the Broncos' only score of the game.
For the Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald became the franchise's all-time leading pass catcher. He has three receptions for 32 yards. Rookie quarterback John Skelton is 9-of-21 for 79 yards with no interceptions.
Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville has offensive coordinator Mike McCoy calling the plays, which shows why there has been a large dose of the ineffective Kyle Orton today. McCoy is a former quarterback. However, this game plan has not worked so far. Time for Studesville to make some changes and avoid another loss for the Broncos.