Denver’s offense came alive after halftime to erase a 10-0 deficit and squeak out a 16-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona tied the game at 13 with just 52 seconds to play, but thanks to a 45-yard completion from quarterback Adam Weber to wide receiver Greg Orton, Denver found itself in field goal position with time winding down.
Kicker Matt Prater came on for the game-winner from 44 yards out and nailed it to give his team the victory as time expired. It was Prater’s third made field goal of the night.
After trailing 10-0 well into the third quarter, the Broncos came back to take a 13-10 fourth quarter lead. But a 35-yard field goal by Arizona’s Jay Feely tied it at 13-all with less than a minute remaining.
Running back Knowshon Moreno turned in a strong first-half performance, gaining 49 yards rushing on just seven carries. Moreno’s success highlighted a balanced rushing attack that included solid nights for rookie Ronnie Hillman, who picked up 68 yards on 14 carries, and Jeremiah Johnson, who picked up 31 yards on five carries.
Below are the live blogs from all of the game’s action. Check back to DenverBroncos.com for post-game coverage of the Broncos’ third preseason game.
The win improves Denver’s preseason record to 2-2. The Broncos will kick off the 2012 regular season next Sunday, September 9th when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.