BREAKING THE STREAK:Prior to the 27-3 loss to the Broncos, the Bears had won three consecutive preseason openers, beating Indianapolis 9-6 in 1999, the New York Giants 20-8 in 2000 and Cincinnati 16-13 in overtime last season. With the loss, the Bears have now lost four consecutive preseason games dating back to last season.
MIDSEASON FORM: Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher was in midseason form from the opening snap of the contest. The 6-4, 254 pounder of New Mexico had three tackles, including a sack of Broncos starter Brian Griese where he forced and recovered a fumble, leading to the Bears' only points of the game, a 36-yard field goal by Paul Edinger. Urlacher also had a tackle for a loss and stop for no gain prior to his sack.
REMAINING CAMP SCHEDULE: Bears players will have Sunday off and will resume two-a-day practices in Bourbonnais on Monday, August 12 with practices at 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. The Bears will have two practices on Tuesday then break camp on Wednesday after the morning practice set for 8:30 a.m.