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0-2, 4th in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot), fullback Andy Janovich (shoulder) and linebacker Joe Jones (triceps) will practice on a limited basis. Linebacker Todd Davis (calf), who suffered his injury in the first day of training camp, is expected to be a full participant in practice and poised to play against the Packers Sunday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

And this from Broncos coach Vi Fangio Wednesday on the prospect of facing Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week: "He is one of the best of all time, there's not a lot that's given him a lot of trouble. One of the definitions of a great quarterback is there is really no one way to play him. So, we just have to mix it up on him. He's a great passer, quick release, great arm strength, mobile, scrambler, creator, and he's a great player.'' Fangio also said Rodgers has "athletic arrogance, which is a compliment. He just thinks he can do it.'' After two games the Broncos defense has no sacks and has not forced a turnover. Moments later Fangio was asked if he had concerns over the team's pass rush and he said: "Not at this point, one thing I will say is I was disappointed in our rush on the last drive (in the loss to the Bears). But prior to that in these first two games, they've been unusual games as it relates to pass rush.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Some odds and ends on the Broncos' offense after two games as they sort through their protection issues up front: 40 of quarterback Joe Flacco's 56 completions in the first two games have gone for 10 or fewer yards; Of the five sacks the team has surrendered (a sixth was negated by a defensive penalty on the Raiders), four have come when the Broncos were in their three-wide set, as have most of their pass attempts (the other sack allowed was in a two-tight end set when both tight ends were out in routes without chipping a defender) and three of the five sacks allowed have come when Flacco has been in the shotgun. Monday, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said on one hand he was happy the Broncos were able to "methodically'' move the ball against a defense like the Bears' as the Broncos finished with 372 total yards and 27 first downs, but at the same time Fangio added: "I think Joe played well (Sunday) overall. Now, it's hard to say you've played well, but you only scored 14 points. We're not getting the points that we need to get out of our first downs. We had I believe 27 first downs (Sunday) and you should get more than 14 points with 27 first downs.”

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Fangio still bothered by key calls against Broncos

A day after the Broncos lost to the Bears with the help of two key calls that went against them in the final minute, coach Vic Fangio still didn't agree with the calls but said it's his team's job to win the game despite the officiating.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles has been flagged for holding five times this season, four of those in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears. After Sunday's game Bolles said believed he had "built a reputation'' among officials for holding, but also promised to "turn this around.'' On Monday Broncos coach Vic Fangio said of Bolles' penalties: “He's just got to be a little bit more technique sound, I think suffers from he thinks he's in good position sometimes and dumps the guy at the end where he thinks it's a legal block, we've got to do a better job of explaining that to him. He's got to do a better job of listening to the explaining. And I think he can.'' Overall Bolles has been flagged for holding alone 26 times in his 34 career games -- 10 of those penalties have been declined.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb was trying his best after the game to maintain his composure. On his roughing the passer penalty he said tersely: “They called roughing the passer so that's what it was.'' On the Bears getting one second put back on the clock just before the game-winning kick, Chubb said: “It looked like the clock had run out … we put the game in their hands, got to handle it earlier and we didn't do that, we let it come down to them and they won.'' And on if there were things to be pleased about in some of the defensive effort, he said: “We can't be pleased with nothing, we're 0-2.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio on left tackle Garett Bolles, who was flagged four times for holding in Sunday's loss to the Bears: “We have the best offensive line coach in the business here (in Mike Munchak). And Garett's going to learn from this game. They have some good players. And he's going to learn from it and he'll move on. But he's our left tackle and he's gonna be our left tackle and he needs to play without holding. Again, I haven't seen the plays he was called for so my comments are a little bit of the ignorant nature right now.''

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Pineiro's 53-yard field goal lifts Bears past Broncos 16-14

Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos down 6-3 at half, having held the Bears' offense to 141 net yards. But the Broncos' offense is struggling just as mightily against the Bears as Denver finishes the half with 129 yards.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Call it an exercise in persistence, but Broncos tackle Jake Rodgers, who was signed off the team's practice squad Saturday because of the injury to right tackle Ja'Wuan James, will be in uniform for Sunday's game against the Bears. Rodgers, who was with the Broncos throughout training camp this summer, has been waived 13 times in his career and has spent time on seven practice squads. Rodgers was a seventh-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: CB Bryce Callahan, LB Todd Davis, T Ju'Wuan James, FB Andy Janovich, LB Joe Jones, DT Mike Purcell, WR Juwann Winfree.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite the injury to Tim Patrick (he went to injured reserve this past week), Broncos rookie wide receiver Juwann Winfree, a sixth-round pick this past April, will be a gameday inactive Sunday against the Bears. River Cracraft, who plays more on special teams and re-joined the team this past week, will be in the lineup. This past week Broncos coach Vic Fangio alluded to the fact Winfree still has some work to do on the learning curve in the offense. When asked what Winfree would need to do to get in the lineup after Patrick's injury, Fangio said: He's just got to go out there and show that he is capable of executing his job all the time. Also, making contribution in special teams because Tim made a good contribution there. Tim was versatile for us, he knew all the spots”

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Friday's practice Broncos coach Vic Fangio said cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) and linebacker Todd Davis (calf) will both be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Things can always change in the next day or so, but judging by the open period of Friday's practice Davis looks a bit closer to returning to the lineup. On Callahan, Fangio said: "I do see him getting better. We're just going to have to keep seeing some progress (Saturday) and Sunday.'' And on Davis, Fangio said: "Still don't know if we'll play him this week, questionable, but he definitely turned a corner and he's ready to play.''

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Team Stats

Passing Yards265.515th
Rushing Yards92.520th
Points For15.028th
Points Against20.0