Broncos Cardinals Betting – Broncos Look To Keep Momentum Going As They Move To The Desert
What began in the Rockies as a legitimate quarterback battle will now transition to the desert as a legitimate quarterback battle, only the names have changed and the intrigue simply isn’t the same. Tim Tebow is no longer battling Kyle Orton for the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos as they travel to face the Arizona Cardinals, but instead he is now trying to hold on to the No. 2 with Brady Quinn challenging him for that sports betting role.
Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals
Thursday September 1, 2011 – 10:00 PM ET
University of Phoenix Stadium
NFL Betting Lines: Arizona Cardinals – 3
The idea that the player that finished the season for the Broncos as their starter a year ago can now be relegated to third-string duty despite the fact that he managed to win games last season is testament to the idea that under a new regime the past is forgotten. The Cardinals know all about quarterback problems, and will like to put theirs in the past as well.
NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos
It isn’t that Tebow has looked bad this preseason, but head coach John Fox has continued to preach about how he hasn’t been as sharp in practice. Practice? We talking about practice? The fact that a single talent as strong as Tebow may be forced to watch from the sidelines this season is scary, but Fox seems satisfied with Orton. Forget the release point or the accuracy, Tebow delivers wins, and he will need a strong preseason finale to prove that he still has those tools. The Broncos have won their last two exhibition contests and are looking to carry that sportsbook promo momentum over to the regular season, so look for Fox to have his troops ready.
NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals have played one of the tougher preseason schedules with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers in consecutive weeks, but the fact that they have been able to keep both games close and shown improvement is something to build on. Kevin Kolb continues to try and make fans in Arizona forget about last year, and after throwing for 205 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers fans should be happy with what they have seen. With Larry Fitzgerald and Kolb already showing that big time chemistry head coach Ken Whisenhunt has to be happy about the team’s direction, and hoping they can continue trending upward.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
A regular season game between these teams in Arizona may be a completely different story, but as long as Tebow and Quinn are fighting hard for the No. 2 role on the Broncos' depth chart, there is no debate here. The Cardinals have the weapons to contend once the regular season begins, but they won’t need to struggle for a win here as Denver has a lot more left to determine in this final exhibition contest.
NFL Betting Pick: Denver Broncos +3