The Denver Broncos start out their preseason with a win over the Chicago Bears winning by a score of 24-17. With the main focus for this game was Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the Broncos still stood their ground and came out victorious.
The Broncos still need to work on many different areas of their team, but a win is a win. Head coach Vance Joseph does get himself his first win as a head coach, but will still need to work with his team on getting better, specifically on offense.
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With the quarterback position up for grabs between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, I believe the Broncos wanted both players to show their best but they didn’t show everything that they have. Statistically, Siemain was the better quarterback between the two of them but it was Kyle Sloter who had himself the best game out of every Broncos quarterback.
Siemian and Lynch combined for a total of 93 passing yards. Even though they didn’t play a whole lot, it still could’ve been interesting to see who would have been the more successful if they had been given more playing time. Sloter completed five out of six passes and passed for 94 yards and a touchdown that went for 47 yards to rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie. This touchdown catch would be the only reception for McKenzie in the game.
The Broncos running game was led by De’Angelo Henderson who rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown. This 41 yard rushing touchdown by Henderson sealed the Broncos the win.
The defense had themselves a great night and it all started with Bears quarterback Mike Glennon throwing a pick six to Chris Harris Jr. and returning it 50 yards to the house in the first minute of the game. Even after Trubisky stepped in for the Bears, the Broncos still contained him enough to secure a win.
With the Broncos first win in the preseason, they will be traveling to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. They’ll have over a week to prepare, in which the quarterback battle will continue to see who will start for the Broncos.