#1 F DeMarre Carroll was dropped from the starting lineu von MJL456 23.05.2018 13:45

CHICAGO -- Mark Sanchez made a strong opening argument for the Denver Broncos starting quarterback job, throwing for 99 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, and the defending Super Bowl champions beat the Chicago Bears 22-0 in the preseason opener on Thursday night.Sanchez came through with just the sort of performance he needed if hes going to beat out Trevor Siemian.He completed 10 of 13 passes in the first quarter and led a game-opening 76-yard touchdown drive. He was intercepted on the Broncos second possession when Jerrell Freeman picked off a tipped pass.But overall? Not bad.Sanchez maintained his cool against Chicagos pressure and kept the opening drive going by completing three third-down passes -- including a 32-yard TD to a wide open Demaryius Thomas along the right side.As for Siemian, the former Northwestern star looked comfortable throwing short passes and was 7 of 12 for 88 yards in the second quarter.It was a rough start for a Bears team looking for more after going 6-10 in coach John Foxs first season.Jay Cutler threw for 18 yards and got sacked twice in the first quarter. Brian Hoyer threw for 81 yards in the second period but was sacked three times.On a positive note for the Bears, Alshon Jeffery played after being limited by a strained hamstring and caught a 12-yard pass. And Kevin White caught his first pass for Chicago after missing his rookie season because of a fractured shin.QUOTABLEBroncos: Just keep improving. Keep improving and having fun out there. Dont overthink it. Were having a great time, weve got a great squad and its a great opportunity. Im just going to keep maximizing every opportunity I get, like I did tonight. -- Sanchez on what he has to do to clinch the starting job.Broncos: Not too much differently. Just kind of do what Ive been doing, stay within myself, and the plays will come. Im on a pretty good team. Whoevers pulling the trigger back there, guys are going step up and make plays. -- Siemian when asked what he has to do to win the starting job.Bears: We need to get better. It starts with everybody. It starts with me. So well take a look at it, the limited amount of plays we were in and look at it. -- Cutler on the Bears play.Bears: I was disappointed personally. I think our team was disappointed. We were expecting more. I dont know that we executed as well as any of us expected. It is preseason, you dont game plan. Its pretty basic. -- Fox on Chicagos performance.NO MILLERBroncos star LB Von Miller sat out because he said he was not mentally ready after a busy offseason. The Super Bowl MVP had a tense contract negotiation and made several TV and public appearances.ROOKIE WATCHBroncos: DE Adam Gotsis, a second-round draft pick from Georgia Tech, had a tackle for loss to start the third quarter.Bears: Second-round pick Cody Whitehair started at left guard but also saw time at center.QB COMPARISONBroncos: Rookie Paxton Lynch went 6 for 7 with 74 yards in his first NFL appearance. The 6-foot-7 strong-armed quarterback from Memphis was drafted with the 26th overall pick.Bears: Hoyer was 7 of 10 with an interception in his first appearance for the Bears.INJURY UPDATEBroncos: The Broncos held out OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) and CB Aqib Talib, who suffered a gunshot wound in his right leg in the offseason.Bears: RB KaDeem Carey was being evaluated for a concussion after getting shaken up in the third quarter. S DeAndre Houston-Carson hurt his neck, and DE Cornelius Washington (knee, ankle) left the game. WR Eddie Royal and TE Zach Miller sat out because of concussions.POSITION BATTLEBroncos: Cody Latimer, challenging Bennie Fowler for the third receiver spot, caught seven passes for 82 yards. Fowler, meanwhile, blocked a punt by Pat ODonnell that Zaire Anderson recovered in the end zone for a touchdown late in the first half.Bears: CB Bryce Callahan, competing with Kyle Fuller for a starting spot, got beaten badly on Thomas touchdown. 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In the last 50 years, only Michael Jordan, World B. Free and Tiny Archibald have started a season registering 30-plus points in eight of the first nine games.In a see-saw game that saw 27 lead changes, DeRozan provided a reassuring presence for a team that started one rookie in Pascal Siakum and a second-year player in Norman Powell, who had 19 points.Point guard Kyle Lowry, who scored what turned out to be the winning points with 1:41 to play on a driving layup, pointed to DeRozans fourth-quarter, 4-point play.He was serenaded with chants of MVP! MVP! from the crowd as he put the game out of reach with 26.8 seconds to go.Were just going to keep riding that coattail, Lowry said. Were going to keep letting him do him. Were going to rally around him and keep helping him be great.Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points, while Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose added 21 apiece. Rose, who seemed to be favoring his shoulder at points in the game, said it was just a stinger.Losing, it hurts, period, Rose said after the Knicks fell to 3-6. Ive never been a loser in my life and just got to figure ways out. Were closer, a lot closer and the effort that we had, we need to find that effort for the entire game.TIP-INSKnicks: New York is 0-2 in the back end of back-to-back games. It has 15 such games this season. . The Knicks havent won a season series against thhe Raptors since the 2010-11 season, and are 4-9 against them in their last 13 games.ddddddddddddRaptors: F DeMarre Carroll was dropped from the starting lineup for the first time this season to give him some rest. Powell took his place. . Former Raptor Muggsy Bogues was in attendance, throwing signed basketballs into the crowd. . Saturdays game marked the first of 16 Atlantic Division games for Toronto. The Raptors have not lost a season series with their division rivals since 2012-13.OLD IS NEW AGAINThe Raptors wore blue throwback jerseys in tribute to the Toronto Huskies of the old Basketball Association of America, which eventually became the NBA. The Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers on Nov. 1, 1946, at Torontos Maple Leaf Gardens in what the NBA regards as the first game in its history, won 68-66 by the Knicks. The Raptors will wear the Huskies blue uniforms and play on a specially designed Huskies court on six occasions this season, and now have a 5-3 record when wearing the throwback uniforms.THEY SAID ITPowell on guarding Anthony: Im a student of the game. I watch a lot of film, especially guys I look up to. Ive watched so much Carmelo Anthony in my day, played with him so much in (video game NBA) 2K. 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