Preseason Week 2 Pre-Gamin': Bears at Broncos (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Preseason Week 2 Pre-Gamin’: Bears at Broncos (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Preseason Week 2 is a time to make adjustments. And judging from what we saw during the Chicago Bears’ last preseason contest, there are plenty of them to be made.

It’s the Bears and Denver Broncos going head-to-head in this preseason showdown, where growth is expected to be on display. The Bears played their offensive starters to two series (eight snaps), but were disappointing in a limited outing. Mitch Trubisky attempted just four passes, Taquan Mizzell (not Jordan Howard or Tarik Cohen) was the featured back, and Kevin White (not Allen Robinson) was lined up in the “X” position with the first unit. Not quite what we’ve envisioned throughout the duration of the offseason.

Sure, we enjoyed the heck out of Trubisky airing it out on the first play from scrimmage. We would have enjoyed it more had White been able to haul in the pass.

Perhaps we’ll see a deep target for Allen Robinson, who is set to make his Bears preseason debut this evening against Denver.

You can figure the Bears’ starters to play into the second quarter and for their second-stringers to carry the game for a vast majority of the rest of the game with the third-team offense and defense cleaning things up at the end. There are a lot of Bears who have something to play for on Saturday. Whether it’s Cody Whitehair tightening up his shotgun snaps, James Daniels pushing for a starting role on the offensive line, Kyle Fuller rebounding from a rough go at practice against Emmanuel Sanders, etc. Heck, we’re not even sure if Roquan Smith will make his debut or if it must wait until next week.

This thing can go in any number of ways … and we’re totally here for it.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2017: 5-11, 4th NFC North) at Denver Broncos (5-11, 4th AFC West) – FOX-TV (Adam Amin, Jim Miller); WBBM-AM 780, FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Site: Broncos Stadium at Mile High; Denver, Coloardo

Referee (via FootballZebras.com): John Parry

Odds: Broncos -3, Over/Under 43, via Bovada.lv

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can keep the good times rolling throughout the preseason and into the regular season.

Coaches

Bears Matt Nagy (first year with team) vs. Broncos Vance Joseph (5-11)

Projected Week 1 Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,193 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 59.4 completion percentage, 77.5 quarterback rating (12 games in 2017)

versus

Broncos: Case Keenum: 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67.6 completion percentage, 98.3 passer rating (15 games in 2017)

Bears First-String Offense

  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr
  • LG Eric Kush
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Kyle Long
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears First-String Defense

  • DE Akiem Hicks, Jonathan Bullard
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Sam Acho, Leonard Floyd
  • ILB Danny Trevathan, Nick Kwiatkoski
  • CB Kyle Fuller, Prince Amukamara
  • S Adrian Amos, Eddie Jackson

Bears Second-String Offense

  • QB Chase Daniel
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Kevin White, Anthony Miller*
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Bradley Sowell
  • LG James Daniels*
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Earl Watford
  • RT Rashaad Coward

Bears Second-String Defense

  • DE Bilal Nichols*, Roy Robertson-Harris
  • NT John Jenkins
  • OLB Aaron Lynch, Isaiah Irving
  • ILB Roquan Smith, John Timu
  • CB Marcus Cooper Sr., Bryce Callahan
  • S Deon Bush, Deiondre’ Hall

Bears Third-String Offense

  • QB Tyler Bray
  • RB Benny Cunningham
  • WR Javon Wims*, Joshua Bellamy
  • TE Adam Shaheen
  • LT Matt McCants
  • LG Jordan Morgan
  • C James Daniels*
  • RG Will Pericak
  • RT Brandon Greene

Bears Third-String Defense

  • DE Nick Williams, Cavon Walker*
  • NT Abdullah Anderson*
  • OLB Kylie Fitts, Kasim Edebali
  • ILB Jonathan Anderson, Joel Iyiegbuniwe*
  • CB Doran Grant, Cre’von LeBlanc
  • S Jonathon Mincy, DeAndre Houston Carson

Bears Special Teams

  • Place kicker: Cody Parkey
  • Punter: Pat O’Donnell, Ryan Winslow*
  • Return specialists: Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen, Bryce Callahan
  • Long snapper: Patrick Scales, Tanner Carew*

Other Bears Players of Note

  • Running backs: Knile Davis, Taquan Mizzell, Ryan Nall*
  • Wide receivers: Marlon Brown, Tanner Gentry, Demarcus Ayers, Bennie Fowler III, Garrett Johnson*, Malachi Jones
  • Tight ends: Ben Braunecker, Daniel Brown, Colin Thompson
  • Guard: Dejon Allen*
  • Outside linebackers: Elijah Norris*
  • Inside linebackers: Ro’Derrick Hoskins, Josh Woods*
  • Cornerbacks: Michael Joseph*, John Franklin III*, Sherrick McManis, Kevin Toliver II*
  • Safety: Nick Orr*

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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.