Osweiler steps in for Denver win
CHICAGO — Brock Osweiler refused to let a day go to waste while he waited for his chance to start and watched one of the game's greatest quarterbacks. He had a chance to learn from Peyton Manning and made the most of his opportunity when he finally got called on.
Osweiler threw for two touchdowns filling in for the injured Manning and the Broncos stopped Jeremy Langford on a 2-point conversion run in the final minute to beat the Bears.
Langford scored on a 2-yard run with 24 seconds left to cap a 65-yard drive.
Osweiler threw for 250 yards in the first start of his four-year career while five-time MVP Manning stayed in Denver with injuries to his foot, ribs and shoulder.
"I don't know if anybody believed me, but I really was telling the truth. I have not wasted a single day sitting behind Peyton," said Osweiler, who turned 25 Sunday. "I've been very appreciative for my situation."