It's the Marion Barber show from here on out until Matt Forte and/or Jay Cutler return.
Here is a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Broncos.
First team to score
Broncos. Unless there’s a defensive or special teams score, or some kind of broken play, I don’t expect a touchdown to be the first score. So, it really comes down to which team’s offense finds itself in field goal range first. I’ll take the home team here.
First Bears player to score
Matt Prater. See above for further explanation, but the Bears offense is so anemic right now that the safer money is on the Broncos to put up the first points by way of field goal.
First Bears player to catch a pass
Johnny Knox. Knox was targeted on Caleb Hanie’s first three attempts last week against the Chiefs and he’s clearly the preferred target. He should get early looks again as Hanie tries to get into a comfort zone on the road.
Bears player to catch most passes
Devin Hester. The real question is wh...