Bears vs Broncos Recap

David Joyce, Staff Reporter

After a disappointing first game between the Bears and Packers, the Bears looked to redeem themselves as they visit the Denver Broncos who are coached by their defensive coordinator from last year Vic Vangio. Vangio took the Broncos head coaching job after a very successful season as the Bears defensive coordinator. Both teams come into the game looking for their first wins of the season. The Broncos are led by former Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco who is attempting to get the Broncos back on track. For the Bears, they come in with third year quarterback Mitch Trubisky who got a lot of criticism after his week one performance against the Packers.
The Bears defense was amazing as usual. Not even Vangio’s departure could stop a Khalil Mack led defense from succeeding. Cornerback Kyle Fuller had a game changing interception in the red zone to prevent the Broncos from putting points on the board. The Bears only had two sacks coming from Nick Williams and Khalil Mack. The Bears defense did not have much of an answer for the Broncos Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders who had eleven catches for 98 yards. Joe Flaccos passing game may have been on point but their running game was held under 100 yards on the ground in this game. The Bears defense on paper did not put up overwhelming stats, but they still managed to hold the Broncos to 14 points in the whole game.
The Bears Offense is not looking sharp at all to say the least. Mitch Trubisky only threw for 120 yards, However the running game looked good racking up 153 yards on the ground led by rookie David Montgomery who had 62 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown. That touchdown was an important one for David as it was the first of his career. Allen Robinson led receivers with 4 catches for 41 yards. Despite a very boring three and a half quarters of football, the fourth quarter brought some much needed entertainment to this game. Emmanuel Sanders had a touchdown catch late in the game to make the score 12 to 13 in favor of the Bears. The Broncos would then line up to go for 2 to take the lead in the game. A penalty would push them back where they would then line up to just try to kick it through for 1 point. Brandon McManus would miss the extra point kick and it looked like the Bears had the game in the bag, however that did not last long after an off-sides call made that play erased. The Broncos would then go for 2 again and succeed on this try to take the lead 14 to 13. The Bears would get the ball back and get saved at one point by a roughing the passer call that probably shouldn’t have been called. The Bears would later be forced into a 4th and 15 due to a penalty for having 12 men in the huddle. Then Mitch Trubisky would complete a pass to Allen Robinson to get the Bears barely into field goal range. But the only question would be if the clock had hit zero before Robinson was down. The officials would talk it over and say that the Bears called a timeout with 1 second left on the clock. Eddy Pinero would line up for a 53 yard field goal that he would nail to get the Bears their first win of the season. Not the sharpest game for the Bears, but they managed to pull put a win. The biggest take away from the game for Bears fans was the fact that they might have found a kicker again. Matt Nagy’s team still has a lot to work on.