BRONCOS AT BEARS
We’re live from Soldier Field in Chicago for the much-anticipated kickoff to the Broncos’ 2012 preseason. With kickoff approximately an hour away, the tarp has been taken off the field and a few players have already started warming up. This blog will keep you updated on all the action from tonight’s game.
BRONCOS ON TWITTER: Fans can also follow the action on Twitter via the Broncos’ official gameday account. @BroncosGameday will keep fans updated with live, in-game updates throughout tonight’s contest.
PRESEASON LIVE: You can watch tonight’s game on KUSA TV’s sister station, KTVD-TV (Channel 20) in Denver. The broadcast will feature Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Ed McCaffrey (color commentary), with Rod Mackey providing reporting from the sidelines. Fans outside the Denver area can watch the game live online in high definition here.
READY FOR SOLDIER FIELD: The players are excited for tonight’s game to kick off. Click here to see some of their tweets.
LIGHTNING CLEARS FIELD: The players have left the field due to thunder and lightning in the area.
BRONCOS AT BEARS ROSTER UPDATE: A few Broncos players are not expected to play in tonight’s preseason opener.
COIN TOSS, CAPTAINS AND STARTERS: Denver won the toss and elected to receive to start the game.
MANNING LEADS FIRST DRIVE: The Broncos’ first drive of the season sees quarterback Peyton Manning go 4-for-7, but the drive ends when a pass intended for wide receiver Brandon Stokley is intercepted by Chicago’s Major Wright.
MILLER’S FUMBLE RECOVERY LEADS TO FIELD GOAL: Broncos linebacker Von Miller scoops up a fumble by the Bears’ Michael Bush. Denver takes advantage of field position inside the Bears’ 10-yard line on a 28-yard field goal by Matt Prater.
BRONCOS PUSH LEAD TO 10-0: The Broncos made it 10-0 on a seven-play, 57-yard scoring drive capped by a two-yard touchdown run by running back Lance Ball.
BRONCOS AT BEARS: HALFTIME RUNDOWN: Denver leads the Bears by a substantial margin in several key stats at halftime of the team’s preseason opener.
FOX’S HALFTIME QUOTES: At halftime, Broncos Head Coach John Fox talked about what he thought of quarterback Peyton Manning and his team’s defensive effort.
BRONCOS LEAD 17-0 AFTER OMON’S TD: Denver has stretched its lead to 17 thanks to a seven-play, 52-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Xavier Omon.
BRONCOS STRETCH LEAD TO 24-0: Denver makes it 24-0 as rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler hooks up with wide receiver Jason Hill for the Broncos’ first passing touchdown of the evening.
BEARS ON THE BOARD: Chicago has cut Denver’s lead to 24-3 on a 47-yard field goal by Bears kicker Robbie Gould.
DENVER AHEAD 31-3: Denver’s lead is now 31-3 thanks to a five-play scoring drive that ended with a 25-yard pass from quarterback Adam Weber to tight end Cornelius Ingram.
FINAL SCORE: BRONCOS 31, BEARS 3