Bears vs Broncos: Five Questions with Predominantly Orange

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5. Name an under the radar player who Bears fans might not know before Sunday who will have an impact on the outcome of the game.

If I am the Bears, I am looking out for Shaquil Barrett. The guy has been a beast when his name has been called upon. With Demarcus Ware dealing with an injury, he has truly stepped up. He was a big factor in the Broncos win against the Browns. After landing on the practice squad in 2014, he is hungry and ready to make a statement in 2015 and he has done that so far.

Bonus: What’s your prediction for the game? Please include a final score.

This is perhaps the most challenging prediction I have had to do in a long time. With Osweiler at the helm, it will be interesting to see how the offense does. I think the Broncos defense is going to play a huge part in this game with Manning out. Don’t get me wrong, I have faith in Osweiler, but I think the defense will do what it can to help the young signal caller.

Seeing as how this is a must win for the Broncos in order to keep pace with the other teams in the AFC, I think Osweiler does enough to give the Broncos a chance and the defense helps out in a big way. But I won’t knock on the Bears since they have been doing well and have beaten the other three AFC West teams.

This game is going to be close. I see this game ending on the foot of Brandon McManus, who has quietly been one of the best players for the Broncos.

Final Score: Broncos 20 Bears 17

For my bold prediction, I think Osweiler throws for over 200 yards and does not throw an interception. It becomes the first game the Broncos have without committing a turnover.

Big thanks to Ty.  Be sure to go check out Predominantly Orange to go “behind enemy lines” and get the Broncos point of view.