The Bears were without two of their offensive linchpins — running back Matt Forte (knee) and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) — in last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.
The line put some pressure on first-time starter Brock Osweiler with three sacks in the span of 12 plays in the first quarter (one superseded by a Denver face-mask penalty).
For a team and staff motivated by the prospect of reaching .500 and by doing it at the expense of the team that dismissed them at the end of last season, the Bears were listless and unable either
The Denver Broncos came in with a first-time starter at quarterback (Brock Osweiler) and a run game averaging 86 yards per game.
Without Matt Forte (knee) the Bears turned again to rookie Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey but with considerably less impact than the pair provided last weekend in St. Louis.