As we saw in the super bowl an offense can get you there but your defense defines you. The Cardinals defense is still strong and will ultimately conquer Denver's receivers and O-line. I do not see Manning getting sacked a ton but all the pressure will force errors. Peyton should look a lot like Eli in this matchup.
The Cardinals will be coming off of their bye week with high hopes. Even though statistics say most post bye week games are losing efforts for all teams. Tyrann Mathieu should be back for this game along with the other players that tore their knees up last year, giving a boost to our already stellar defense. By this time we should also know how John Abraham is going to hold up and if Kevin Minter is truly the player that we all want him to be.
Cardinals Key Additions- LT Jared Veldheer, WR Ted Ginn Jr. , CB Antonio Cromartie, RB Jonathan Dwyer.
Cardinals Key Losses- LB Karlos Dansby, CB/KR Javier Arenas, WR Andre Roberts, RB Rashard
Broncos Key Additions- CB Aqib Talib, DE Demarcus Ware, S T.J. Ward, WR Emmanuel Sanders
Broncos Key Losses- G Chris Kuper, CB Champ Baily, WR Erik Decker, LB Wesley Woodyard, G Zane Beadles, RB Knowshon Moreno.
Cardinals 31 Broncos 14