Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals – Thursday August 30, 2012 11:00PM EST
The sportsbook experts do not see any kind of relief for the Arizona Cardinals and its fans.
When quarterback Kevin Kolb is able to play, he looks like the starting quarterback the team was hoping he would be. But Kolb's penchant for getting injured on a regular basis has caused the Cardinals to look seriously at John
Skelton as the team's starter. In the first three preseason games, it did not look like one quarterback separated himself from the other. There are rumors that Kolb will be the starter, and there are rumors that Skelton will be the
starter. Unfortunately, none of the starters will play in this game. So the questions continue.
The Denver Broncos have absolutely no question who will be playing quarterback when the season opens in a week and a half. Even the online horse betting experts know that Peyton Manning will be the starter when the season kicks off, but it is the backup quarterback role that has not be completely decided. The Broncos have three more quarterbacks on its roster, including veteran backup Caleb Hanie, who have all shown the ability to be the number two quarterback behind Peyton Manning. All three will get a look this game, and the questions continue.
The Cardinals actually have a strong looking defense and a decent running game. It is a stretch to say that all the team needs to be a playoff contender is a quarterback, but it certainly would not hurt. The online casino players are all putting their money on Skelton to get the starting job, which would mean that
Kolb would start this final preseason game. Once the fans get a chance to see who will be the number one quarterback, then all of the other speculation can begin. Most people expect Skelton to be the starter, but Kolb has made a strong case in the past couple of games.
The only thing that makes Broncos fans nervous is the team's running game. Running back Knowshon Moreno has not even come close to living up to expectations, and he will be the starter when the season opens. Along side
of Moreno is veteran running back Willis McGahee. A bet online review of Peyton Manning's career shows that he relies on a strong running game to win. The Broncos may use this game to see the team has the parts
necessary for that running game.
The Bottom Line
The Arizona Cardinals do not look like a playoff team regardless as to who is under center. But the team does want to choose the quarterback that gives in the best chance to win. Fans will be watching to see who starts
this game because that will indicate who got the number one job. As for the Broncos, it needs to find a running game or this could be a long season.
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Pick: Denver Broncos