4:20 P.M. MST: Mike Bell’s tough third-down run has the Broncos just one yard from their third touchdown of the day.
4:22 P.M. MST: Success, as Mike Bell makes his hometown return a success with his sixth touchdown of the season. Jason Elam gets his 12th point of the day — he’s now at 97 for the season — and the Broncos have their first three-score lead since the third quarter of the home loss to the Chargers.
4:27 P.M. MST: At this point, the Broncos appear to be trying to keep the Cardinals in front of them, maybe get some yards, but not gobble up large chunks at once. The Cardinals’ two biggest plays on this possession so far have come on Matt Leinart scrambles of eight and 14 yards.
4:36 P.M. MST: Champ Bailey has lined up opposite Larry Fitzgerald for most of the afternoon, but with fourth-and-six, the Cardinals moved Fitzgeraled around into a matchup against Karl Paymah, and he snagged a 19-yard pass to keep an Arizona drive alive.
4:38 P.M. MST: Bailey and Curome Cox saved a touchdown with an open-field tackle on Anquan Boldin, but Edgerrin James scores two plays later to narrow the Broncos’ lead to 10 points with 7:46 remaining.
4:46 P.M. MST: At least the Broncos managed to recover Chike Okeafor’s second forced fumble of the day when George Foster pounced upon a loose football … and then Antonio Smith nullifies what would have been a stop for his team when he gets flagged for an unnecessary-roughness infraction after the play. At the least, the penalty costs the Cardinals about a minute and a half of possession time.
4:52 P.M. MST: I think it might be impossible for a player to be held more blatantly than Javon Walker was in the end zone.
4:53 P.M. MST: Mike Bell runs for a 1-yard touchdown, and the lead is three scores with under three minutes left.