Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears – Preseason Game Preview

Broncos fans are gearing up for life after Peyton Manning. Photo Courtesy: Bradley Gordon
Broncos fans are gearing up for life after Peyton Manning. Photo Courtesy: Bradley Gordon

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Game Info
Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears
Thursday – August 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Soldier Field – Chicago – Illinois

After winning the Super Bowl and Peyton Manning riding off into the sunset as a champion, the first thought in the locker room was this is now Brock Osweiler’s team from now into the future. But, wait! There’s more! Brock signed a huge contract with the Houston Texans and it took the team an eternity to lock Von Miller into his contract. But the main question is at quarterback. Denver has Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian along with rookie Paxton Lynch vying to start the season under center for the defending Super Bowl champs.

Why you shouldn’t watch this game
The water park in your city is having a 2 for 1 and half off at the food court. Remember it’s way too hot to cook when the temperature is still 95 at 7 p.m. So your wife thinks it would be great idea to celebrate the end of the summer break with the kids.

Why you should watch this game:
To see if the team’s talent was ravaged by free agency and departures. Besides, the Broncos are the defending champs so if the defense is still tight, the team will be alright!

Offense
It’s the first preseason game and the Broncos are still looking for their starter. They picked up Mark Sanchez which was a backup in Philadelphia last year. This might be a ram in the bush. He’s only 29 years old, in his eighth season out of USC, so you know he can play. He’s starting the first quarter with Trevor Siemian playing the second quarter. I would say Sanchez has the edge. Rookie Paxton Lynch the 6’7 phenom from Memphis will play the final 2 quarters. The key for the starter in this preseason game is to see how he connects with the receivers and backs on offense.

Defense
The defense was shaken up with departures in the offseason. But there’s no need to worry. They’ll be just fine. Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware and Brandon Marshall will be ready to face the Bears offense. Jared Crick at Defensive End will be the player to watch in this game. “Watching him come off the end is magical!” Defensive Coach Wade Phillips said Monday night. “He fits my scheme like it was designed for him.” The player everyone’s paying attention to is shutdown corner Aqib Talib who was shot in the leg outside of a Dallas area nightclub. Talib isn’t sharing many details on the incident with the media at this time. He missed the first two weeks of training camp but is back in action.

Snack Scale
On the snack scale I give this game a #3 from Taco bell which is the 3 regular tacos with no sour cream. And the drink is Pepsi with light ice. (On a scale of 1 to 10 … This one is a 4!)