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Brock Osweiler gets his first start of the year as the Denver Broncos travel to face the Chicago Bears. This is almost a must win for the Broncos as their schedule gets brutal after this. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

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Chicago Bears
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM MDT
Denver Broncos

AVG. YPA (RNK)

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AVG. YPA (RNK)

17th Pass Off. 26th
22nd Rush Off. 27th
13th Pass Def. 1st
26th Rush Def. 2nd
4-5 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 7-2
3rd NFC North Spread: Bears by 1.5 1st AFC West

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The Denver Broncos are road underdogs to a team under .500 for the second time in three weeks, which should tell you how good Vegas thinks the Broncos actually are. I cannot say I disagree, because the team is obviously at a crossroads. They are lucky to be 7-2 and are starting a brand new quarterback in Brock Osweiler.

If Osweiler struggles like a rookie quarterback, then I think the Broncos may be lucky to stumble to a 10-6 record to close out the season. However, if he is a bit more savvy as a four year backup and runs the offense with some measure of efficiency, then the Broncos have a chance to be the most dangerous team in the AFC heading into the playoffs. The ceiling is definitely that high, but the floor is also that low.

As for the Chicago Bears, they have been playing really good football over the last month and are definitely going to give the Broncos a run for their money today. It will be imperative for that Orange Crush defense to rear its ugly head again after two weeks of undisciplined and often ugly defensive effort. I think we see some of that on a few drives today, but over all I think the Broncos defense returns to form and frustrates Jay Cutler and the Bears offense throughout most of the game.

Prediction: Broncos 26, Bears 16

What is your prediction, Broncos Country?

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