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Thursday night at Soldier Field, the Bears will be taking the field against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Although most starters on both sides of the ball will be seeing limited playing time, it gives the backups an opportunity to move up the depth chart and offers rookies and others the opportunity to stick around for another week of evaluations.
Here is my list of five Bears players to watch in Thursday night’s game:
All eyes will be on the Bears first round pick Shea McClellin on Thursday night. McClellin is currently listed on the depth chart as second string at both left and right defensive end along with veterans Corey Wootton and Chauncey Davis. McClellin’s struggles have been widely documented during training camp, but many believe he is starting to take steps in the right direction. McClellin will likely see a lot of playing time on Thursday and the Bears will be looking to see what sort of pressure he can get from the edge as well as what he ca...
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Peyton Manning is about to face his first pass rush in 579 days.
The four-time MVP makes his Denver Broncos debut in the preseason opener at Chicago on Thursday. If he has an extra pep in his step or anticipates a larger than usual adrenaline rush against the Bears, he's not showing it.
He insists it's simply the next steppingstone in his comeback in Denver after missing...
Peyton Manning's first appearance with the Denver Broncos was a brief one.
Manning played one possession in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Thursday and got intercepted near the end zone.
In his first appearance since the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season while with Indianapolis, Manning completed 4 of 7 passes for 44 yards.
On the game's first play...
How Will Peyton Manning do tonight in his Broncos’ debut?
Ah yes, the preseason is officially here. I know there was the Hall of Fame game just a few days ago but for some reason that game has always had a bit of a different feel to it but tonight I can feel the excitement in the air as we look forward to seeing the likes of Peyton Manning taking the field for the first...
Tebow mania cannot hold a candle to Manning mania. The evidence? Saturday afternoon, 41,304 fans packed the lower levels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High to watch the Broncos' annual preseason scrimmage. The attendance was more than double the amount who had turned out in 2010, Tim Tebow’s first year in Denver.
"I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like...
Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler takes a snap as Peyton Manning watches during the team's summer scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday, August 4, 2012. (BroncoTalk.net photo)
The Denver Broncos‘ first depth chart of the 2012 season is expected today, The Denver Post reports. You can hit refresh on your browser window right here to see...
I think John Elway is subliminally saying that Manning isn’t better than him until he gets two more rings. I see you John you aren’t fooling me.
Trying to motivate the older Manning.
In Elway’s opinion, if Manning were to close out his career by winning two Super Bowls as the Broncos’ quarterback — the same way Elway closed out his own Hall of Fame career — that would...
I have always been a big John Elway fan. I felt, even before he won two Super Bowls in his last two seasons in the NFL, that he was one of the greatest ever. I still feel that he’s top five. The rings were just extra on a brilliant career. He didn’t need them. Unfortunately, [...]
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Ah yes, the preseason is officially here. I know there was the Hall of Fame game just a few days ago but for some reason that game has always had a bit of a different feel to it but tonight I can feel the excitement in the air as we...
(Image courtesy of Joe Mahoney/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will be relieved—or, in Manning’s case, disappointed—to know that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been ruled out for the team’s preseason opener Thursday evening in Chicago. Urlacher has missed six consecutive training camp practices.
Sidelined with a sore knee...
The Denver Broncos shocked the world by making the playoffs, and even winning a playoff game, last season. This year though, they’ll be lucky to finish at 8-8. A record of 7-9 or 6-10 is highly likely. Here are five reasons why the Broncos will disappoint in 2012.
1. THE SCHEDULE
The Broncos have the toughest schedule in the AFC, facing teams that had a combined 2011 win...
Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning's first quarterback coach in Indianapolis, groomed Tim Couch in Cleveland before Couch was injured and turned a raw Ben Roethlisberger into a two time Super Bowl winner.
Now Arians has a new challenge in grooming another first round quarterback in Andrew Luck. With the Colts made over roster, the task before Arians will...