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NFL Preview: Denver Broncos (0-3) at Chicago Bears (0-3)

STADIUM: Solider Field
REFEREE: Carl Cheffers

DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) DEN: 135 or 386 CHI: 81 or 227

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY – REG. SEASON: Series tied, 8-8 (DEN won 2 of past 3)

THE LAST TIME … REG. SEASON: 9/15/19: CHI 16 at DEN 14

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Sean Payton vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 7-3 Reg. Season: 152-92 (.623) Postseason: 9-8 (.529)

Matt Eberflus vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 3-17 (.150) Postseason: 0-0

DENVER BRONCOS NOTES:

  • QB RUSSELL WILSON completed 23 of 38 atts. (60.5 pct.) for 306 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has passed for 300+ yards in consecutive games for 1st time since 2020. Has 7 TDs vs. INT with 98.7 rating in 4 career starts vs. Chi., with 0 INTs & 100+ rating in 3 of 4 games.
  • RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS had season-high 65 scrimmage yards (42 rush, 23 rec.) last week. Aims for 4th in row with 55+ scrimmage yards.
  • WR COURTLAND SUTTON led team with season-high 8 catches for 91 yards & TD in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 on road.
  • WR JERRY JEUDY had 5 catches for 81 yards last week. Has 5+ catches in 6 of his past 7. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 5+ catches. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC.
  • WR MARVIN MIMS had 73 rec. yards & 99-yard KR-TD last week, becoming 3rd Den. rookie since 2000 with KR-TD & 1st since 2010 (Cassius Vaughn). Aims for 3rd in row with 70+ rec. yards. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 195 rec. yards this season.
  • S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 9 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. Has 5+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 on road. Has 27 career INTs, tied-4th most among active safeties.
  • S KAREEM JACKSON had season-best 7 tackles in Week 3. Has PD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Chi.
  • S DELARRIN TUNRER-YELL led team with career-high 11 tackles last week.
  • CB PAT SURTAIN III had season-high 5 tackles last week.
  • LB ALEX SINGLETON had season-best 9 tackles with TFL in Week 3. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 7+ tackles.
  • DE ZACH ALLEN had season-highs in tackles (7) & TFL (2) in Week 3.

CHICAGO BEARS NOTES:

  • QB JUSTIN FIELDS had TD pass & 47 rush yards in Week 3. Aims for his 7th in row with TD pass. Has 50+ rush yards in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has 13 career games with 50+ rush yards, tied-5th most by QB in 1st 3 seasons in SB era.
  • RB KHALIL HERBERT has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3.
  • RB ROSCHON JOHNSON (rookie) had 49 scrimmage yards (38 rush, 11 rec.) in Week 3 & has 40+ scrimmage yards in each of his 1st 3 career games.
  • WR DJ MOORE had 41 rec. yards & 1st rec. TD of season in Week 3. Had 4 catches for 103 yards & rec. TD in his only career game vs. Den. (11/27/22 w/ Car.).
  • WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 5 catches for 130 yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. Den. (10/10/21 w/ Pit.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with 85+ rec. yards & rec. TD.
  • TE COLE KMET aims for his 8th in row at home with 4+ catches.
  • LB T.J. EDWARDS led team & tied his career high with 16 tackles & had 5th-career game with 2 TFL last week. Is only NFC player & 1 of 3 in NFL (Zaire Franklin & Foyesade Oluokun) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 3 weeks. Aims for his 7th in row overall with 10+ tackles.
  • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS has 8+ tackles in each of his 3 games this season & aims for his 9th in row with 6+ tackles.
  • DL YANNICK NGAKOUE had 1.5 sacks in his last game vs. Den. (10/6/22 w/ Ind.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with TFL.
  • LB JACK SANBORN had 1st-career INT in Week 3. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 at home.
  • DB JAQUAN BRISKER aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD & 6th in row at home with 6+ tackles.
  • DB JAYLON JOHNSON had 1st TFL & 1 PD of season last week.
  • DB TERELL SMITH (rookie) had 10 tackles in Week 3.

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