Dec 10, 2006 - Broncos Update contributor Dan O'Reilly grades Denver's 37-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Broncos win to maintain playoff hopes - Mercury News - Frank Schwab
Sun, Dec. 17, 2006 - GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Denver Broncos left no doubt they're still alive in the AFC playoff race. The Broncos dominated the Arizona Cardinals, winning, 37-20, on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Broncos improved to 8-6 and, thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs' loss to the San Diego Chargers, are two wins from a wild-card berth. There are other scenarios in which Denver could lose one of its last two games and still make the playoffs. Led by rookie quarterback Jay Cutler, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns in his third career start, the Broncos snapped their four-game losing streak in front of 63,845 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Broncos' Bailey making teams pay for looking his way - Mercury News - Milo F. Bryant
Sun, Dec. 17, 2006 - GLENDALE, Ariz. - Champ Bailey versus Chad Johnson. That matchup is what sits between the Denver Broncos and a fourth-consecutive playoff trip. Winner of the matchup should go to the playoffs. The loser probably stays home. Bailey might not talk about the last time his Broncos played Johnson's Cincinnati Bengals, but be sure the Broncos' All-Pro cornerback is thinking about it. It was a Monday night game in late October of 2004. A prime-time nation watched as the Bengals' flamboyant receiver torched Bailey for 149 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. The lingering memory of that game was Bailey lying face down on the field after getting burned for a 50-yard touchdown by Johnson. Fast forward two years.
Broncos end four-game skid - Denver Post - Jim Armstrong
12/17/2006 - Glendale, Ariz. - New stadium, same old Cardinals. Talk about a cure for what was ailing the Broncos. The Cardinals couldn't beat them when they played in St. Louis and after they moved to Phoenix, and still can't beat them now that they're called the Arizona Cardinals. No really, we're not exaggerating. The Broncos' 37-20 victory at newly opened University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday was their seventh in eight games against the Cardinals. The other ended in a tie and, presumably, a whole bunch of Broncos losing their jobs.
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