FIRST QUARTER: WR Rod Smith 1-yard reception from QB Jake Plummer at 3:59.
Key plays: The Broncos moved down the field with the run and scored with a pass. Clinton Portis carried the ball 5 times for 27 yards, while RB Robert Griffin broke a 23-yard run that put the ball at the Chicago 1. Extra point by Jason Elam was good.
Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 9:31.
Broncos 7, Bears 0.
FIRST QUARTER: K Paul Edinger 33-yard field goal at 1:31. Key plays. Jerry Azumah's 51-yard kickoff return gave the Bears the ball in Denver territory.
A 16-yard completion by QB Chris Chandler to TE Desmond Clark continued the
Chicago momentum. Stanley Pritchett broke a 10-yard run gave the offense
another set of downs to work with, but three consecutive passes from
Chandler to WR David Terrell yielded just one completion for four yards.
Drive: six plays, 30 yards, 2:18.
Broncos 7, Bears 3.
SECOND QUARTER: K Paul Edinger 23-yard field goal at 1:57.
Key plays: Denver Lenny Walls bit on a playaction fake from QB Chris Chandler and Marty Booker clearly beat cornerback. In an act of desperation Walls dragged Booker to the ground, which resulted in a 45-yard pass interference penalty that brought the ball to the Denver 17. Three consecutive runs moved the ball to the Denver 1, but the Bears couldn't punch it in the end zone.
Drive: seven plays, 65 yards, 3:31.
Broncos 7, Bears 6
SECOND QUARTER: K Paul Edinger 54-yard field goal at 0:03.
Key plays: QB Chris Chandler hit receivers David Terrell and Marty Booker on consecutive completions for gains of 10 and 13 yards respectively. A 7-yard catch by TE Desmond Clark gave Edinger just enough room to clear the crossbar on a kick that tied his career long.
Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 0:54.
Bears 9, Broncos 7.
THIRD QUARTER: K Jason Elam 25-yard field goal at 11:41.
Key plays: RB Clinton Portis broke a 49-yard run when Brian Urlacher was taken out of the play on a block by FB Reuben Droughns. The gain put ball at the Chicago 11, but S Mike Brown injured Portis on a touchdown saving tackle. The Bears defense stifled the Broncos attack and forced them to settle for a field goal.
Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards, 3:19.
Broncos 10, Bears 9.
FOURTH QUARTER: QB Kordell Stewart 1-yard run at 12:45.
Key plays: A fourth down conversion on a 4-yard pass from Stewart to FB Stanley Pritchett kept the drive alive. Completions to Marty Booker and Desmond Clark of 14 and 8 yards moved the Bears inside the Broncos 5. The team then turned to Stewart on four consecutive carries and it took another 4th down conversion to get the score. Extra point by Paul Edinger was good.
Drive: 15 plays, 55 yards, 8:38.
Bears 16, Broncos 10.
FOURTH QUARTER: K Paul Edinger 47-yard field goal at 8:46.
Key plays: The Bears continued to pick on CB Lenny Walls, who had been penalized earlier, was flagged for pass interference on David Terrell on third and 8. The play netted the offense a first down and a 21-yard advance. An 11-yard Kordell Stewart rush moved Chicago into field goal range.
Drive: 7 plays, 32 yards, 2:27.
Bears 19, Broncos 10.