Broncos vs. Bears: First Half Reactions
The Denver Broncos have taken a 20-0 lead going into halftime of the first preseason game of the 2016 season. We take a look at some key moments from the first half.
The Denver Broncos have looked really solid in their first game since winning Super Bowl 50 back in February. The defense is looking great, the quarterback play is okay, and the running backs are doing decent. That has led to a 20-0 halftime score as the Denver Broncos go into the locker room with the lead.
Let us take a look at some key points from the first half.
Sanchez and Siemian seem neck and neck
Both Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian split the first half as they looked to create some separation between each other. It appears as if they were even for the first matchup between the two of them.
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Mark Sanchez had a really solid opening drive, going down the field and scoring on a nice touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas. Granted, the corner back fell down trying to cover Thomas, it was a nice little rainbow pass.
After that opening drive, the Broncos offense faltered a bit, as Sanchez was intercepted and then went three and out on the next offensive series.
For Trevor Siemian, he led the offense down the field and got two field goals during the series’ that he had. A lot of solid plays from Siemian as we got to see him use his legs.
Broncos defense looking good
The Denver Broncos defense appears to not have slacked off this offseason. They are looking as sharp as they were when they had a great 2015 season that led to the Super Bowl 50 win.
The defense recorded five sacks in the first half of the game. That is quite impressive by the Broncos defense. Further proof that the defense was no joke this past season.
I am interested to see how the backups for the Broncos defense does in the second half. If the first team and the second team can do all of that, I really want to see what they can do with the third string.
Broncos Special Teams Comes Up Big
Two field goals by Brandon McManus, a solid punt by Riley Dixon, and then a punt blocked for a touchdown? Pretty solid numbers for the special teams. Even Kalif Raymond made some solid run backs on the kicks.
It would have been even better had McManus’ field goal attempt before the half was not blocked. But overall it was impressive.
The Chicago Bears will get the ball to start the second half. Paxton Lynch will be the quarterback the rest of the way. Go Broncos!