Thursday night’s game was filled with excitement, but the Denver Broncos struggled at times. The game against the Chicago Bears was telling in many ways of Denver’s game thus far. In the long run, Denver escaped the ‘Windy City’ with a win thanks to the work of some rookies and a defensive stand.

Denver went into the game focused on many areas that they struggled in last season, but the spotlight was on their top two quarterbacks. Trevor Siemian‘s first turn with the offense lasted a quarter and a half.  He finished the game 6-of-7 for 51 yards and led the Broncos to their only offensive points in the first half.

Although sacked on his first dropback, Siemian showed comfort in the pocket and made good decisions.

Afterwards, Paxton Lynch got his turn in the 2nd quarter and came out flat until halftime only completing 1-of-3 passes.  After halftime, Lynch was able to calm his nerves and finish with 5 straight completions. He finished the game at the end of the 3rd quarter and never really put together a solid drive.

Denver’s first team defense played really well and forced two turnovers, with the first one being a pick-six by Chris Harris Jr. The second, came off a botched snap by Bears’ QB Mike Glennon which ended up in the hands of rookie Jamaal Carter. Glennon finished the game with a 0.0 QBR.

Bears 1st round pick Mitch Trubisky came in after a short stint by Mark Sanchez. The young quarterback powered Chicago to a 17-10 lead going into the 4th quarter.

And then Denver’s rookie quarterback Kyle Sloter happened. Sloter entered the game in the last quarter and lead the Broncos to a win with two solid drives. Rookie Isaiah McKenzie caught a wide open 47-yard pass for a touchdown to tie the game. Later, 3rd round pick De’angelo Henderson ran a 41-yard touchdown to put the Broncos up for good.

Denver’s defense finished the game after Chicago mismanaged the clock with less than a minute left. The Broncos head to the Bay Area next week to face the San Francisco 49ers.  Lynch is slated to be the start.

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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.
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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.

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