Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears
In a battle of terrible teams to begin the regular season, the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears are set to face off. The Broncos are last in the AFC West with an 0-3 record and are coming off a 70-20 road loss against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. The Bears are last in the NFC North with an 0-3 record themselves as they are coming off a 41-10 road loss against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.
Broncos vs. Bears Betting Odds
|Denver Broncos||-3 (-112)||O 46.5 (-108)||-162|
|Chicago Bears||+3 (-108)||U 46.5 (-112)||+136|
Broncos vs. Bears Game Details
Fixture: Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears
Date & Time: Sunday, October 1, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois
Broncos vs. Bears Key Stats
The Denver Broncos have been an average offensive team this season as they are scoring 23.0 points on 340.7 total yards of offense. They are struggling to run the football and have depended on quarterback Russell Wilson to do well as he is 68-of-104 (65.4 completion percentage) for 791 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions. Despite not running much, as the team has 65 rushing attempts through three games, they are still averaging 4.4 yards per attempt thus far. This offense is way too talented to only score eight total touchdowns through their first three games and should be doing better with Sean Payton coaching.
The defense has been atrocious and the numbers have been bad as they are giving up 40.7 points on 458.3 total yards per game. A lot of the mistakes come from last week’s game but there are some glaring issues as they have only one takeaway on the season. The defense, which is supposed to be the strength of this team, has allowed 16 total touchdowns and 5.6 rushing yards per carry. Denver is not getting to the quarterback either as they have four sacks as a whole. Things need to drastically shift if they want to be a force going forward.
The Chicago Bears have been awful offensively as they are scoring just 15.7 points on 250 total yards per game. Quarterback Justin Fields has not been able to be throwing the football well as he his 51-of-88 (58.0 completion percentage) for 526 yards with three touchdown passes to four interceptions. His 21.3 QBR ranks 34th in the NFL as well. He has been doing decently well running the football as he has 24 rushes for 109 yards (4.5 yards per attempt) with a rushing touchdown. This team is not really moving the chains well as they have 47 total first downs through three games. They need to figure out how to sustain drives if they want to win games.
Chicago’s defense has been dreadful as they are 31st in points allowed with 35.3 points per game while also giving up 407.3 total yards per game. They have been unable to get off the field as the Bears are allowing 27-of-45 (60.0 percent) on third down against them. The Bears also have recorded just one sack on the season, despite having a lot of talent on this side of the football. With the defensive coordinator resigning last week, things need to drastically shift if they want to be able to win some games.
Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears Betting Trends
- Russell Wilson is 96-89-7 ATS (117-74-1 SU) as a starting quarterback
- Justin Fields is 8-20 ATS (5-23 SU) as a starting quarterback
- Underdogs are 71-37-4 ATS in the last 20 years in games involving winless teams
- Russell Wilson is 14-5-1 ATS when on a 2+ game losing streak