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.
After seven straight games with passer rating of 88.0 or better, Jay Cutler had a game not good enough for a team entertaining playoff thoughts, even with major mitigating personnel factors.
One fatal flaw in the Bears’ offensive operations, one that played a devastating part in the loss to the Broncos, was there on display in St.