Broncos vs. Bears: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 Preseason

August 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Denver Broncos rolled out a new-look offense in their preseason opener Thursday night, and the defending Super Bowl champions looked comfortable as they cruised to a 22-0 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field thanks to a strong first-half effort.
While all eyes were on the Broncos' quarterback competition after Peyton Manning retired and backup Brock Osweiler bolted for the Houston Texans, Mark Sanchez helped himself with a strong opening statement. 
Sanchez, formerly of the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, completed 10 of 13 passes for 99 yards, one touchdown and an interception during his first game action in a Broncos uniform. 
Although Sanchez wasn't asked to stretch the field much, he did so effectively. Namely, Sanchez found wide receiver Demaryius Thomas streaking down the right sideline for a wide-open touchdown grab to help put Denver up 7-0 early in the first quarter, as the NFL's official Twitter account documented: 

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