Associated Press - Ryan Lindley threw for two touchdowns for Arizona in a 32-24 victory over Denver on Thursday night that capped a wild offseason for the Broncos.
Now, this summer's trendy Super Bowl pick heads into next week's NFL Kickoff against defending champion Baltimore after losing both of its "Doom & Gloom" pass-rush partners. Elvis Dumervil went to the Ravens in free agency after a fax foul-up, and Von Miller will begin serving a six-game suspension.
Together, they accounted for 29 1/2 of Denver's league-leading 52 sacks last season. Denver tight end Jake O'Connell's second fumble of the night led to Mike Thomas' 13-yard TD catch from Lindley, whose 2-point conversion pass to Andre Ellington gave Arizona its first lead at 25-24 with less than 6 minutes remaining.
Brock Osweiler's 45-yard pass to Robinson set up a 27-yard field goal by Matt Prater before the Cardinals countered with Ryan Williams' 1-yard TD run and Jay Feely's 52-yarder to knot the score at 10 at halftime.
Williams and Lindley were among the Cardinals players on the bubble hoping their performances make a difference when the final cuts are made Saturday.
After getting sacked eight times in the preseason, Osweiler had better protection and it showed as he completed 7 of 11 throws for 108 yards without an interception or sack.