It is the much anticipated debut for Peyton Manning takings snaps for the Denver Broncos as they open up their 2012 NFL preseason schedule with a week one road trip to face the Chicago Bears. This NFL preseason contest will originate from Chicago at 8:30PM Eastern Time.
The Chicago Bears are favored in the betting by -3 points with the total at 34 ½ points. The line move in this game came on the home club with Chicago a -2 ½ point favorite when the betting odds opened up. The total moved up a ½ point from the opening line of 34 points.
Peyton Manning returns to the playing field after missing a full season following complications from numerous neck surgeries during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts did not pick up the option on Manning and allowed him to become a free agent. With Denver pretty much giving away Tim Tebow they made the transition to Peyton Manning very easily. The Broncos finished the regular season at 8-8 and backed into the playoffs as the Raiders lose their final regular season game.
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The Bears will have Jay Cutler under center following a season ending thumb injury for the Chicago signal caller. Keep an eye on this Chicago Bears offense as offensive coordinator Mike Martz was let go in the offseason in favor of offensive line coach and former Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice. Jay Cutler seemed to thrive under the Mike Martz system as the signal caller was much more efficient