4 matchups to watch as the Chicago Bears host the Denver Broncos in Week 4

Soldier Field will be the site of a meeting between 0-3 teams on Sunday as the Broncos visit the Bears. Both teams were embarrassed last week on the road, but what matchups will determine which team can secure their first win? Let's take a look.

Chicago Bears, Roschon Johnson, Justin Fields
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Chicago Bears, Jaylon Johnson
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Chicago Bears secondary vs. Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy

The Bears' secondary is in shambles. Kyler Gordon is on IR with a broken hand. Eddie Jackson missed last week with a foot injury. Tyrique Stevenson, Jaylon Johnson, and Josh Blackwell all exited against the Chiefs with injuries they sustained in-game.

Who does that leave? Your guess is as good as mine. Jaquan Brisker is the only healthy starter, and he's missed multiple plays each game after getting banged up, so it's doubtful that even he is at 100%.

Fifth-round rookie Terell Smith stepped up with ten tackles and a pass breakup in Kansas City, and he'll be the de facto #1 corner if Johnson and Stevenson can't go. Jaylon Jones and Greg Stroman, Jr. will also see plenty of action, as will second-year safety Elijah Hicks if Jackson is out again.

The Broncos have several options in the passing game that could cause problems for Chicago. Courtland Sutton is the team's leading receiver, but Jerry Jeudy has gotten off to a slow start after missing Week 1. Still, it seems to only be a matter of time until he breaks out.

Sutton and Jeudy aren't the only players the Bears should be worried about. Rookie Marvin Mims, Jr. out of Oklahoma has been a dynamic deep threat, pulling down seven balls for an average of just under 28 yards per catch. Brandon Johnson scored two touchdowns against the Commanders in Week 2, and the running back tandem of Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine has combined for 17 catches, too.

The Bears have generated one measly sack in three games, and if Russell Wilson has all day to sit back and find the open man against a banged-up secondary, it could be another long day for the unit formerly known as the Monsters of the Midway.

Sutton did fumble twice against the Dolphins, so a refresher course in the Peanut Punch could be in order before Sunday.