With Jay Cutler and Matt Forte both sidelined because of injury, the Chicago Bears knew it would take a dominant performance from their defense to come away with a victory in Denver. Through the first 30 minutes, the defense has been up to the challenge, as the game is tied 0-0 at the half.
The Bears defense has continued their excellent play against the run, limiting Willis McGahee to just 33 yards rushing in the opening half. Along with the stout play against the run, the defense has limited Tim Tebow from finding any sort of rhythm throwing the ball. Tebow has completed just 3/10 and threw only his second interception of the season.The Chicago special teams also played a key role in keeping the Broncos off the scoreboard, as they blocked a field goal attempt from Matt Prater in the second quarter.
On the offensive side of the ball, Chicago has struggled to move the ball down the field. Marion Barber had a productive opening half, rushing for 46 yards on nine carries. However, QB Caleb Hanie was hurt by numerous drops throughout the half, as he only threw for 37 yards
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