Broncos make Justin Fields look like Patrick Mahomes

Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass/
Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) drops back to pass/ / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Just one week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs made quarterback Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears offense look about as anemic as any unit could look. Suddenly Fields was a complete draft bust, head coach Matt Eberflus was on the hot seat, and the Bears were ready to look at mock drafts for the next eight months.

Nothing like a game against the Denver Broncos to feel good about one's self.

The Broncos are marching through opponents one week after the Chiefs for the next couple of weeks with the same back-to-back adversaries as Kansas City. First, the Bears are up in Week 4 and then the New York Jets in Week 5, and the immediacy of playing one AFC West team after another only further highlights just how miserable Denver's chances this season really are.

For the sake of review, the Chiefs were up by 34-0 over the Bears before Chicago at least got a bit of momentum in garbage time when Blaine Gabbert and an assortment of backups were all inserted into the game. Even accounting for the padded stats at the end, Fields finished the day with 11 completions on 22 attempts for 99 yards and 1 touchdown to go with 1 interception.

Now check out the day Justin Fields is having against the Broncos in Week 4:

Yeah, that says Fields was once 16 for 16 in the first half against the Broncos, who are likely to tell Vance Joseph to find his own way home after the game (if not at halftime).

The Broncos came into this week with an 0-3 record, but honestly, the overall view wasn't so bad when you see how close things were the first two weeks. They lost a one-point game to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1 and a two-point game to the Washington Commanders in Week 2. Those games can easily go one way or another, but then things truly fell apart against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 when the defense allowed 70 points. Yes, that's a seven with a zero attached.

Now in Week 4, the Bears and Broncos are tied at 28 apiece in a matchup between two of the worst franchises in the league. Their only hope of looking good is on the rare occasions where they can play one another. For Denver, this has to sting because they've been bad for a very long time.