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Reserve backs lead Broncos over Cardinals

Aug 31, 2007 - 4:07 AM By Tony Desiere PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DENVER (Ticker) - Reserve running backs Andre Hall and Selvin Young combined for three rushing touchdowns to lead the Denver Broncos to a 21-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason finale Thursday night.

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said that many of his starters would not play. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt made no such claim

Arizona quarterback Matt Leinart, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and running back Edgerrin James all saw action in the first series.

Leinart finished the night 2-of-6 for 13 yards, driving the Cardinals 79 yards on the opening drive, which led to a 19-yard field goal by Neil Rackers. James touched the ball three times on the drive, finishing with 34 yards. Fitzgerald made one catch for five yards.

Hall scored on a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs and Selvin Young added a 12-yard score.

Hall finished with 52 yards and Young added 49 on the ground. Young, making a strong pitch for a spot on a team loaded with running backs, gave the Broncos a second straight solid performance. He ran for 91 yards against Cleveland last Saturday.

The Broncos, who did not play quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Patrick Ramsey, went almost exclusively with Darrell Hackney. He finished the night 6-of-13 for 84 yards, leading Denver on all three touchdown drives.

Denver's defense continued to struggle with Jim Bates' new defensive scheme. The second-team defense allowed Arizona to gain 184 yards on the ground, most coming in the second half.

Denver defensive back Karl Paymah suffered a concussion in the second quarter when he went down to tackle Cardinals running back Steve Baylark. He was taken to an area hospital.

The win gives Denver a 2-2 preseason record. Arizona finished winless at 0-4.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 0 0 0 3
    DENVER 0 7 7 7 21 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 19 YD, 6:12. ARIZONA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN (JASON ELAM
    KICK), 0:40. DENVER 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN (JASON ELAM
    KICK), 9:

    Aug 30 11:59 PM


  • NFL
    TD DEN
    SELVIN YOUNG 12 YD RUN
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    ARIZONA 3
    DENVER 21 14:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. BroncosAug 30 11:19 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 0 0 3
    DENVER 0 7 7 14 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 19 YD, 6:12. ARIZONA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN (JASON ELAM
    KICK), 0:40. DENVER 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN (JASON ELAM
    KI

    Aug 30 11:14 PM


  • NFL
    TD DEN
    ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    ARIZONA 3
    DENVER 14 5:50 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals vs. BroncosAug 30 11:00 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 0 3
    DENVER 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 19 YD, 6:12. ARIZONA
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN (JASON ELAM
    KICK), 0:40. DENVER 7-3

    Aug 30 10:28 PM


  • NFL
    TD DEN
    ANDRE HALL 2 YD RUN
    (JASON ELAM KICK)
    ARIZONA 3
    DENVER 7 14:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. BroncosAug 30 9:47 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 3
    DENVER 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 19 YD, 6:12. ARIZONA
    3-0

    Aug 30 9:43 PM


  • NFL
    ARIZONA 3
    DENVER 0 8:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals vs. BroncosAug 30 9:22 PM