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The Denver Broncos will host the Chicago Bears in their home opener for the 2019 regular season. Both teams started off with a loss in Week 1 and will be looking to get back to .500 in this one.

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In Week 2, the Denver Broncos (0-1) will host the Chicago Bears (0-1) as both teams look to get their first win of the season. The good news, for us Broncos fans, is that only one of these teams lost a divisional game at home so far this season.

In the Something Something Broncos podcast above, Jess, Laurie, and I dug into the last game and especially this upcoming game. Denver has a chance here, don’t let that game last week fool you into thinking its the same old Broncos.

Game Preview

The Broncos will be overmatched on one side of the ball against the Bears as it will be strength (Bears front-seven) versus weakness (Garett Bolles) in this game. When asked about how the offense will handle this situation, Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello focused on the need to limit turnovers and mistakes that lead to third and long, because this Bears defense is definitely nasty.

“The problem with the Bears, which makes them one of the anomalies in the history of the league in my opinion and it’s why last year they were the best defense in the league by a mile, they have All-Pro game changers in every level of their defense,” Scangarello said this week. “They have at safety and they have it at corner. Roquan Smith might be as good as any inside linebacker in this league. He’s got incredible instincts and speed. He’s talented and he’s gifted. You have two dynamic interior players and you have arguably the best defensive players in the league at the edge pass rushing the passer. So, there is a reason why they are what they are. They are a huge challenge, but we are up for it and can’t wait for it. We’ve got to take care of the football and we’ve got to stay out of third-and-long. We’ve got to be able to eke out some runs, be creative with some things and help the tackles when you need to—that’s always part of it—and go out and get after them.”

Frankly, I don’t think they will find much success. The key will be to get the premium points in touchdowns over field goals when the opportunities do arise. If the Broncos defense can do its job against Mitch Trubisky, then the Broncos should be able to keep this game close enough to potential come out with a win here.

We’ll just have to wait and see... Here is how to watch.

TV Schedule

When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time

Where: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado

Channel: FOX

Announcers: Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), and Jennifer Hale (sideline).

Local Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM | National Radio - Sports USA

Online Streaming

FuboTV (Available if being televised in your area)

Yahoo Sports App

NFL Game Pass (After the game)

Denver Broncos injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Bryce Callahan CB Foot DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Ja’Wuan James T Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Andy Janovich FB Pectoral DNP DNP DNP OUT
Joseph Jones ILB Triceps DNP DNP DNP OUT
Todd Davis ILB Calf LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Ron Leary G Quadricep LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED

Chicago Bears injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Trey Burton TE Groin LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Eddie Goldman NT Oblique LIMITED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Rashaad Coward OL Elbow FULL FULL FULL
Nick Kwiatkoski LB Knee NOT LISTED NOT LISTED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Bilal Nichols DL Knee NOT LISTED NOT LISTED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE

Odds

The Broncos opened slight underdogs, but the line grew heavily in the Bears favor after Week 1. It topped out at 3 points in favor of the road team, but has since slide back the other way and is sitting at a 2 point advantage for Chicago at the time of this writing. For a team coming off a home opener where they scored three total points, I’d be wary of banking on their defense carrying the day on the road in a hostile environment.

Matchup History

This will be the 16th match all-time between the Broncos and Bears, with the first game a 6-3 Denver win way back in 1971. In reviewing the rivalry, the Broncos own an 8-7 all-time mark against Chicago. However, when looking over the scores, the Broncos tend to win most of the low scoring affairs and the Bears win the high scoring affairs. This doesn’t have much bearing on the game this week, but it was an oddity that I felt like mentioning.

The average score when the Broncos beat the Bears has been 17-13, while the average score when the Bears beat the Broncos has been 28-16. So I guess it’ll either be a close win for Denver or a blowout loss.

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Adam and Ian discussed the fallout from the ugly Week 1 loss on the road for the Broncos and where they go from there against a tough Chicago Bears defense.

Luke Patterson entered his second episode dealing with a tough road defeat and whether or not the Broncos can provide an emotional win for Pat Bowlen on Sunday against the Bears.

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Broncos 2019 regular season schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
1 Sep 9 at Raiders (MNF) 8:20 PM ESPN 24-16 L 0-1
2 Sep 15 vs Bears 2:25 PM FOX 16-14 L 0-2
3 Sep 22 at Packers 11:00 AM FOX 27-16 L 0-3
4 Sep 29 vs Jaguars 2:25 PM CBS 26-24 L 0-4
5 Oct. 6 at Chargers 2:05 PM CBS 20-13 W 1-4
6 Oct 13 vs Titans 2:25 PM CBS 16-0 W 2-4
7 Oct 17 vs Chiefs (TNF) 6:20 PM NFLN 30-6 L 2-5
8 Oct 27 at Colts 11:00 AM CBS 15-13 L 2-6
9 Nov 3 vs Browns 2:25 PM CBS 24-19 W 3-6
10 Nov 10 BYE
11 Nov 17 at Vikings 11:00 AM CBS 27-23 L 3-7
12 Nov 24 at Bills 11:00 AM CBS 20-3 L 3-8
13 Dec 1 vs Chargers 2:25 PM CBS 23-20 W 4-8
14 Dec 8 at Texans 11:00 AM CBS 38-24 W 5-8
15 Dec 15 at Chiefs 11:00 AM CBS 23-3 L 5-9
16 Dec 22 vs Lions 2:05 PM CBS 27-17 W 6-9
17 Dec 29 vs Raiders 2:25 PM CBS 16-15 W 7-9