Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season can't come fast enough for a Chicago Bears team looking to regain its confidence after falling to the Green Bay Packers 10-3 on opening night. From Matt Nagy to Mitch Trubisky to the entire offensive line, the Bears offense will be in the spotlight against Vic Fangio and the angry Denver Broncos pass rush that was shut out by the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.
Trubisky, especially, will be the primary focus Sunday. He has to prove capable of a rebound game after such a poor showing against Chicago's biggest rival. He's been the target of criticism all week and it doesn't help that the two quarterbacks selected after him in the 2017 NFL Draft were Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. It's nearing put up or shut up time for No. 10.
As for Nagy? The reigning NFL Coach of the Year hasn't suddenly forgotten how to call plays, but he'll face what may be his biggest challenge of the season against Fangio's defensive genius. Both coaches know each other very well which should make for a really interesting chess match on Sunday.
Bears fans may have been hoping for a completely different narrative surrounding this team on the cusp of their second game of 2019, but here we are. Is Week 2 a season-defining moment? Probably not. But it will tell us a lot about Trubisky and the direction of the offense before Chicago takes center stage again on Monday Night Football in Week 3.
Here’s how you can tune in to the game:
Chicago Bears (0-1) vs. Denver Broncos (0-1)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 3:25p.m. CT
Location: Empower Field at Mile High (Denver)
NBC Sports Chicago Coverage
6:30 p.m. CT: Football Aftershow (or at the conclusion of the game)
Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jen Hale
WBBM 780 (Chicago) and 105.9 FM
Bears feed: XM Streaming 384
Broncos feed: XM 226
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