The Denver Broncos welcome in head coach Vic Fangio’s former squad, the Chicago Bears, on Sunday for the club’s home opener, and the first game under the recently reimagined Empower Field at Mile High.
» When: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
» Kickoff: 2:25 p.m. MDT
» Where: Empower Field at Mile High
» Records: Denver (0-1) / Chicago (0-1)
» Fan Pregame Coverage: Cecil Lammey from 7:30 to 10 a.m. | Shawn Drotar and John Davis from 10 a.m. to noon | DMac and Mike Evans live from ViewHouse Littleton from noon to kickoff
» Fan Postgame: Join Sandy Clough starting at the two-minute warning.
» Television: FOX
» Sunday’s Denver Broncos home game against the Chicago Bears will be the team’s first under its stadium’s new name: Empower Field at Mile High.
» The Broncos are 17-1 (.944) in home openers since the stadium opened in 2001 and 45-13-1 all-time in franchise history.
» Denver will play its home opener after Week 1 for the first time since 2010.
» The Broncos own an 8-7 (.533) record all-time against the Bears, including a 5-3 mark at home.
» With a win, Denver would become the sixth team since its inaugural season in 1960 to reach 500 overall wins.
» Broncos head coach Vic Fangio served as the Bears defensive coordinator from 2015 to 2018, along with Denver’s current defensive coordinator Ed Donatell, then Chicago’s defensive backs coach.
» Chicago defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, considered a head coaching candidate for Denver this offseason, is a native of Boulder.
» Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. needs one interception to become the 12th player in club history to pick off 20 passes.
» Broncos pass rusher Von Miller needs just one sack to pass Joey Porter for sole possession of 33rd on the NFL’s all-time sack list.
» Miller needs two sacks to reach 100 for his career, which would make him the fourth-fastest player to do so (Reggie White: 96 games, DeMarcus Ware: 113 games and Bruce Smith: 115 games).
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