At halftime of Denver’s preseason opener against the Bears, the Broncos have not only a 10-0 lead on the scoreboard, but also a sizable advantage in several other statistical categories.
Denver has piled up 14 first downs while limiting to Chicago to just three. The Bears have gone 0-for-5 on third down conversions, while the visitors have gone 5-for-10 on third down. The Broncos also hold a 177-41 advantage in total yards, including 75 yards rushing to the Bears’ total of 11. In net passing yards, Denver has outgained the Bears 102-30. The Broncos’ defensive effort was highlighted by a fumble recovery by linebacker Von Miller and three sacks — two by rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe and one by defensive end Robert Ayers.
Peyton Manning finished 4-of-7 for 44 yards passing and one interception in his one series of work. He was relieved by Caleb Hanie, who finished the first half 7-of-14 for 79 yards.
Lance Ball scored the game’s only touchdown on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.