Chicago Bears: Players that stood out vs the Broncos

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The Chicago Bears traveled to Denver for a matchup with the Broncos on Saturday night. Let’s see who stood out in the Bears 24-23 victory.

The first scoring play was a safety resulting from Mitch Trubisky not being able to hang onto the ball. The Bears trailed 5-0, but Trubisky fired a touchdown pass to Trey Burton to make it 7-5. The Broncos tacked on two touchdowns to make it 20-7, but Bears’ kicker Cody Parkey tasked on a field goal before halftime to make it 20-10.

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The third quarter was a little quieter with only a Broncos field goal to make it 23-10. However, the Chicago Bears owned the fourth quarter, which is great to see them come up clutch and close out a game. Taquan Mizzell caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Chase Daniel to make it 23-17. Then, Daniel fired a 12-yard pass to Ben Braunecker to make it 24-23.

Cornerback Cre’von Leblanc certainly channeled his inner Charles Tillman with his “peanut punch” by stripping a Broncos receiver in Bears territory. If LeBlanc hadn’t come up with that turnover, then we may be looking at a 0-3 start to the preseason.

Obviously, preseason records don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but it’s still good for the players to leave Denver feeling good about themselves. In a sense, it gives them some reassurance that they are making progress and the team is starting to come together.