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Broncos @ Bears - Game Day Open Thread - 3rd Quarter

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Date: Sunday, November 25, 2007

Time: 2:15 p.m. MST

Teams: Denver Broncos (5-5, Tied for 1st in AFC West) at Chicago Bears (4-6, 3rd Place in NFC North)

Location: Soldier Field - Chicago, IL

       



Broncos Ninth Drive --

--Not much going for either team in the return game....
--Bears are looking for the run and the Broncos come out throwing...Cutler is the better passer and the Broncos need to take advantage...
--Can the Broncos actually convert a third down?? Nope. The Broncos are now 0/8, and this is quickly becoming a defensive game...

Bears Ninth Drive --

There's the play we absolutely could not have. A Devin Hestor return. Horrible mistake by the Broncos. Possibly a season-ender...

Broncos Tenth Drive

--Broncos dodge a huge bullet, recovering the Martinez fumble. Two fumbles in two weeks. How long can the Broncos afford to send him back there...
--The Broncos start inside the 10 and Cutler throws a pick...

Bears Eleventh Drive

--The Bears can now take the lead, getting the ball in the Red Zone...
--A third down coming up...Broncos need to hold the Bears to 3...
--Grossman nearly gets to the End-Zone on the draw, but the Broncos recover...
--The Bears will forego the field goal try...
--That is definitely a fumble. Grossman lost control on the way down....
--This is a huge call...If the Broncos take possession it would keep the game tied...Does either team want to win this game?
--DENVER BALL!

Broncos Eleventh Drive

--Broncs need to move the ball, gain some yardage, get some damn points...
--Cutler has just not been sharp. Stokley does make the catch and the Broncos challenge.
--A close call to say the least...
--Did not get overturned and the Broncos are faced with another 3rd down...
--Another missed conversion and the Broncos have to punt

Bears Twelfth Drive

--Grossman just isn't a good throwing QB...
--Another drop by the Bears, and the Broncos will get the ball back...

Broncos Twelfth Drive

--Way too much running sideways by Martinez....
--Solid run by Hall, who is quickly becoming the Broncos only offense.
--The Broncos are not going to be able to run all the way down the field. At some point Cutler will have to make a play.
--There's one, and another first down.
--Another run, another first down. Impressive drive by the Broncos to get back field position...
--Amazingly, the Broncos have still not converted a third down.
--Another great throw, and great protection by the O-Line. First Down Broncos!
--Hall has the Broncos inside the 5 again...First and Goal, and the Broncos HAVE TO GET 7 HERE!!
--Go Play-Action on first down!!! They don;t and the Bears stuff the run again...
--Not this time...Option pitch gets the Broncos into the end-zone. Solid drive puts the Broncos back on top! BRONCOS 20 - Bears 13

Bears Thirteenth Drive

--YOU CANNOT KICK TO DEVIN HESTOR!!!
--BRONCOS 20 - Bears 20

Broncos Thirteenth Drive --

--If there is a positive, the Bears defense comes right back on the field...
--The Broncos get it right back....Cutler to Marshall and JUST LIKE THAT!!! Broncos 27 - Bears 20

Bears Fourteenth Drive --

--Bears have great field position, at the 50...
--The Bears just don't have any offense...That is why kicking to Hestor makes no sense...
--Should be another holding penalty....
--Make it a facemask, and the Bears offense keeps going backwards...
--Solid job by the defense again, and the Broncos now have a chance to add some more points, and the Bears defense has to be getting tired...

Broncos Fourteenth Drive --

--We are going to see alot of Andre Hall...
--Near disaster. The Bears only offense is Hestor and this defense. Cannot turn the ball over here...
--Great play by Brandon Stokely, to stay in bounds and get the first down...

END OF THIRD QUARTER -- BRONCOS 27 - Bears 20