Trevor Siemian threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns, one protecting 78 yards, and Kyle Sloter and Kirk Cousins, Minnesota’s large offseason acquisition, threw for a landing apiece because the Vikings defeated the host Denver Broncos 42-28 on Saturday night time.
Aug 11, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Trevor Siemian (three) tosses the ball in the second one quarter towards the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile Top. Obligatory Credit score: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities
Cousins, who signed a three-year, $84 million contract with the Vikings in March, finished all 4 of his passes for 42 yards, together with a 1-yard ranking to Stefon Diggs within the first quarter.
Siemian, who started his profession with the Broncos, got here directly to hit on 11 of 17 passes with one interception. Either one of his rankings got here on connections with working again Roc Thomas, a 13-yard strike within the first quarter and the 78-yard play simply earlier than halftime.
Sloter finished Nine of 11 passes, together with a Nine-yard strike to large receiver Chad Beebe within the fourth quarter. Sloter additionally ran 14 yards for a ranking with about 3 mins left within the sport.
Case Keenum finished just one of four passes for the Broncos. Denver’s 3rd quarterback of the night, rookie Chad Kelly, had the larger night time, hitting on 14 of 21 passes for 177 yards and two rankings.
Broncos rookie working again Royce Freeman had a 23-yard landing run in the second one quarter.
Cardinals 24, Chargers 17
Veteran quarterback Geno Smith, who is making an attempt to win the process of backing up Phillip Rivers, threw for 218 yards and one landing as Los Angeles misplaced to Arizona in Phoenix.
Smith, who spent 5 seasons in New York, 4 with the Jets and ultimate season with the Giants, hit 14 of 23 passes at the night time, together with a 47-yard scoring play to large receiver Geremy Davis. He used to be additionally intercepted as soon as.
Smith’s competitor for the backup function, Cardale Jones, hit on 6 of 12 passes for 50 yards.
The Cardinals used 4 quarterbacks, with rookie Josh Rosen finishing 6 of 13 passes for 41 yards. Chad Kanoff completed up by way of finishing three of five passes for 66 yards, together with a 14-yard landing toss to Bryce Williams.
Rookie Chase Edmonds had a 2-yard dashing landing within the first quarter for the Cardinals, after starter David Johnson posted two runs for 28 yards in his first sport since struggling a season-ending wrist harm in ultimate season’s opener.
Cardinals linebacker Jeremy Money, who later left the sport with a knee harm, took a fumble restoration 12 yards for a ranking within the 3rd quarter.
—Box Degree Media