Oregon Football Alum Royce Freeman played a role in the Denver Broncos blow out win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.
Thursday night saw a non-competitive battle between the Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. Arizona Rookie Quarterback Josh Rosen had a rough night throwing three interceptions and also being sacked twice. Both fumbles led to points by the Denver Defense as the game was over by halftime.
Royce Freeman had an impressive preseason for Denver. He came in mostly on change of pace opportunities for the Offense and came through with some impressive runs from distance showing his vision well as he ran toward the end zone.
On Thursday night he saw the ball13 times for 37 yards capped off with a short yardage touchdown from near the goal line. In a game that should have been competitive, Arizona saw just 70 yards on the ground against a better Denver Defense up front. In the end, it was 45-10 Denver as the Broncos moved to 3-4 on the year and two games out of first place. They picked up their first road win of the year.
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The Denver Broncos helped their Defensive numbers. The road team has four touchdowns thanks to Special Teams or Defense. They had 55 first downs to Arizona who had 66. Denver clearly did more with opportunities. Quarterback Case Keenum averaged 6 yards per play on 13 drives. He was 15 for 22 for the game managing to stay upright for most of the game as the Denver Offensive Line gave him solid protection throughout the night.
Denver continues their road trip next week visiting the now 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead SStadium The Chiefs are coming off a loss to the New England Patriots Sunday night. Denver can make some headway in the standings with a win next week. Of course, they have extra time to prepare with the game against Arizona on Thursday.
The Broncos visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 28th at 10 am Pacific Time on CBS.