A lot happened in the Denver Broncos’ first preseason game against the Chicago Bears and here are three takeaways from the action
The Denver Broncos rolled into Soldier Field ready to play their first preseason game against the Chicago Bears. The main goal in this exhibition game was too see how the team’s young talent stacks up against comparable competition in a live game time scenario.
The Broncos landed a 24-17 victory over the Bears, scoring all of their points in the first and fourth quarters. Chris Harris Jr. ignited the defense with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. The team didn’t score another touchdown until Isaiah McKenzie caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Kyle Sloter with 6:01 left in the fourth quarter. De’Angelo Henderson finished the game with a 41-yard touchdown run.
Even with a victory, there are still a lot of things the Broncos need to work on. The offense could only gain 281 total yards with 88 of those yards from just two scoring plays in the fourth quarter, so needless to say, the offense was very inconsistent when it came to moving the chains. Penalties were also an issue as the team totaled ten infractions for 76 yards.
A small thing to note is that Denver only ran 50 offensive plays while possessing the ball for 27:22, owning a 45.37 percent market share of the game clock. The team executed a 22/26 pass/run ratio, providing the notion that the offense’s main goal is to pound the rock with the run game. Due to the personnel at quarterback, running the ball should be the team’s main focus in 2017.
The inconsistent play from the…
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