The Denver Broncos lead the Arizona Cardinals 21-13 at the half, bolstered by a 5 catch, 165 yard, 2 TD performance from Demaryius Thomas. Thomas has returned to his normal dominant self, outplaying his coverage man Antonio Cromartie at seemingly every turn.
The run game has notched only 7 carries for 4 yards. Emmanuel Sanders is in fact the leading rusher, with 1 rush for 3 yards. He has tacked on 5 catches for 68 yards, though.
The defense has played well. Von Miller has a sack and Chris Harris has been shutting down the Arizona receivers. They weren't helped by the short field that Arizona was given when Peyton Manning threw his second interception of the day. It was returned by Arizona DE Calais Campbell to a first-and-goal situation, where Andre Ellington punched it in for the Cardinals.
Manning threw TD pass #500 on his first drive of the game, a 7-yard strike to TE Julius Thomas.
The Broncos will receive the second-half kickoff.