Denver Broncos: Offense, defense looking sharp against Bears
The Denver Broncos put together a solid first half against the Chicago Bears, including some big plays from their rookies and Chad Kelly…
The Denver Broncos didn’t start off on the right foot with fans in their week one preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings. They have been much better to start off their week two matchup against the Chicago Bears, however.
The Broncos lead the Bears 20-10 at halftime after some stellar plays both offensively and defensively.
The performance they’ve put out thus far is much more along the lines of what has been expected based on what they’ve been doing at training camp, though there have still been some bumps along the way.
After starting off with yet another disappointing three-and-out, Case Keenum started to get things rolling for the Broncos.
He wasn’t accurate on every throw, missing high on a number of plays that could have been big ones for Denver, but he finished with eight completions on 13 attempts for 78 yards, another big pass that would have been a touchdown to Courtland Sutton if not for pass interference, and two scoring drives in three attempts.
Bradley Chubb started off the scoring for the Broncos.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took his eyes off the ball for a split second and it cost the Bears two points and possession of the ball. Chubb’s explosiveness was on display here, and a number of other times in the first half. He’s getting his NFL legs under him.
Will Parks was unfortunately taken to the locker room with a knee injury. The severity is not yet known.
Justin Simmons heard about how the Broncos struggle to cover tight ends and running backs, and he decided to do something about it.
This was a beautiful interception and set the Broncos up for their third scoring drive offensively.
Royce Freeman has been at it again, breaking off really solid chunks of yardage between the tackles and showing off his sweet feet on this touchdown run.
That looked like it could have very easily been a tackle for a loss for the Bears, but Freeman turned it into a score.
Chad Kelly and Courtland Sutton connect
Chad Kelly and Courtland Sutton connected for a gorgeous touchdown, Sutton’s first of the preseason.
This is a combination Broncos fans could get used to seeing.
The Broncos will have a chance to cement their first win with the second half being started by Kelly and the offense.