Tomorrow is the battle of the bads. The Chicago Bears face off against another winless team as the Denver Broncos come to town. The Broncos are coming off one of the worst performances in NFL history. They just allowed 70 points to be scored by the Miami Dolphins. The Bears didn't look much better against the Kansas City Chiefs either. The final score was 41 to 10, but had Patrick Mahomes and the starters played the entire game, the Chiefs would have probably scored 70+ points too.
Everything is pointing to a Denver Broncos victory. All of the stats show that Denver has been more efficient than Chicago in nearly every way. Their defense looks worse on paper, but that's because of the outlier of the Miami Dolphins game. The Broncos' defense hasn't looked good, but they aren't going to allow the Chicago Bears to score anywhere near 70 points.
Who is ruled out in Chicago Bears vs. Broncos game?
One big factor last week was the absence of Denver's safety, Justin Simmons and linebacker Frank Clark. Clark has already been ruled out this week, but Simmons is questionable. Let's take a look at the full Broncos' injury report.
As I already mentioned, Frank Clark is already ruled out. Inside linebadcker, Jose Jewell and defensive tackle, Mike Purcell are also ruled out. Purcell also missed last week's game against the Dolphins. It appears that both Lloyd Cushenberry and Jerry Jeudy are good to go though. If Simmons is out, Luke Getsy needs to find a way to exploit the Broncos' run defense. A defense that was completely gashed last week. I want to see at least 30 combined carries for Roschon Johnson and Khalil Herbert.
Speaking of the Chicago Bears, let's take a look at who is going to miss the game on Chicago's side.
It looks as though the Chicago Bears will be without most of their secondary again. Starting cornerback Jaylon Johnson has been ruled out. He left the game early last week with a hamstring injury and hasn't practiced all week. Eddie Jackson is missing a second consecutive game. He left after only 17 snaps in Week 2 vs. the Buccaneers. Jackson is once again dealing with a foot injury. Kyler Gordon is still on injured reserve and now Joshua Blackwell, the backup nickel corner, is out as well with a hamstring injury.
We are going to see plenty of rookie corners Tyrique Stevenson and Terrell Smith. This could be a very long day for the two newbies as they face off against the likes of Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Marvin Mims.