Arizona falls 19-0 to Broncos to wrap up no-win pre-season

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DENVER -- Rookie quarterback Tom Brandstater turned in a solid dress rehearsal. Next up just may be the real thing.

With Denver's top two quarterbacks injured, Brandstater stepped in and guided the Broncos to a 19-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason finale last night.

Brandstater completed 16 of 30 passes for 187 yards, and led the Broncos to scores on four of their first five possessions.

The only blemish for the sixth-round pick out of Fresno State was an interception by Michael Adams just before halftime.

Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner completed just 2 of 7 passes for 48 yards and one interception before heading to the bench following the first quarter. Warner threw 30 touchdown passes last season, but had none this preseason.

The Broncos improved to 1-3 and avoided their first winless preseason since their first year of existence in 1960.

The Broncos are 15-5 against the Cardinals in the preseason.

Arizona lineman Elton Brown ejected

Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Elton Brown was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected after bumping an official on the final play of the first half last night against the Denver Broncos.

The contact with the official appeared inadvertent. Brown apparently was carrying an argument toward an opposing player when he bumped into referee Mike Carey.

Brown is listed as a backup guard on the Cardinals depth chart.

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