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Bears Fall to Broncos in Preseason Opener 31-3

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Aug 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Derek Wolfe (95) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Derek Wolfe (95) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Yeah, that wasn't really the most stellar of preseason openings, but at least it's only preseason.

For all the talk of the Bears' high-powered offense, they elected to, and did, not show very much of their offensive cards, as Jay Cutler and Matt Forte both sat this one out. And neither Jason Campbell nor Josh McCown really took many risks down the field. After Matt Prater started the scoring with a field goal, Lance Ball added a rushing touchdown and the Broncos were off and running. Literally.

In short... That sucked. We'll see you with Scribbles in the morning. Meanwhile, quick, disappointing stats after the jump.

Jason Campbell: 4/5, 13 yards (!) - 79.2 Rating
Matt Blanchard: 6/7, 53 yards, INT - 58.6 Rating
Josh McCown: 6/10, 56 yards - 75.4 Rating

Collective Rushing: 20 carries, 35 yards.
Alshon Jeffery: 4 receptions, 35 yards
Chris Summers: 1 reception, 28 yards
Shea McClellin: 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB Hits

Peyton Manning: 4/7, 44 yards, INT - 36.3 Rating
Caleb Hanie: 7/14, 79 yards - 67.3 Rating
Brock Osweiler: 4/7, 38 yards, TD - 111.9 Rating

Lance Ball: 7 carries, 16 yards, TD
Xavier Omon: 7 carries, 36 yards, TD
Cornelius Ingram: 2 receptions, 45 yards, TD
Derek Wolfe: 3 tackles, 2 tacks, TFL, 2 QB Hits

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