Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:40 AM
Denver Broncos 31 - Chicago Bears 7
I truly do not understand this Broncos team (or maybe myself) or how it can look so lost one week and then fantastic the next. If you had the Broncos D/ST this week in fantasy, you likely won your matchup as the defense was in absolute beast mode in this one.
Osweiler was basically a non-factor, completing 3 of 8 for 35 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INT (though both were end-of-half Hail Marys, sandwich around Cutler throwing one of his own). He did cash in on a two-point conversion throw however.
Cutler was 13 of 25 for 134 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INT.
Willis McGahee gets his name first this week, carrying 6 times for 69 yards and a TD. McFadded had identical numbers with 69 yards and a score, but needed 11 carries to do it. All in all a very good day for the McDouble.
Forte had 15 carries for 55 yards and a TD.
Vincent Jackson had 2 catches for 26 yards, and scored a 2-point conversion. Demaryius Thomas with the rare catchless game, dropping his only target (on which he was wide open).
Brandon Marshall had 6 catches for 61 yards, but was also the target on at least three of the picks.
Joe Haden (pick 6, fumble recovery) and Jason McCourty (2 picks) showed that the Broncos may very well be just fine if they end up moving Champ. DJ Williams, who seems to be everywhere, had a pick six of his own. Miller and Dumervil each had a sack, as they do.
The Bears got picks from Tillman and Landry, and a sack from Briggs.
gg Zurezo! I expected this to be much closer, as our games usually are. I came in determined to make you beat me with someone other than Marshall, which turned out to be a pretty sound strategy. Very happy with the performance of my secondary in this one.
Broncos bounce back after last week's rough loss and move to 3-2-1, though the schedule doesn't get any easier from here.