Chicago Bears Vs Buffalo Bills – We provide a full game time breakdown and highlight some individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 41-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
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It’s one of those games that makes you thankful that it doesn’t matter, but still wishes you could see the Bears show more life.
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Given the Bills big win, 41 to 15, the numbers were decidedly one-sided. Buffalo had more yards overall (347 to 298), had a first down advantage (25-to-14) and a third down shooting margin (31% to 0%). The Bills were also 2-for-2 on fourth down attempts, and the Bears were 1-for-4.
Before I get to the snap counters and individual stats, here’s a list of the bears who haven’t played a game. Some were missed due to injury, and some due to coaching decisions.
It’s not good to see the number one attack go to work with so many rookies sitting out, but all that matters is that these guys are ready for the first week. They go to the defense, so many people sit, and as long as they are ready to fight the Rams, no one will think about the 41 points they allowed that day.
Now let’s take a closer look at the Bears’ playing time distribution as well as some individual stats.
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With so many players appearing in the game, I have split the attack/defense list into two parts.
The Bears really wanted to get Andy Dalton some high quality reps, but the offense missed a few starts and never gained momentum. Dalton played in the first half and hit 11 of 17 (64.7%), for 146 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, which is good for an 86.9 pass rating. His pick was probably due to the passing of a receiver, but it wasn’t Dalton’s best game.
Justin Fields had the entire second half and was 9 of 19 (47.4%) for 80 yards with a 59.1 passer rating. He added 4 tackles for 46 yards and his mobility is needed as he plays behind a rough offensive line.
The Bears’ O-line, which seemed to come together and play well last week, didn’t look good against the Bills. Overall, the Bears allowed 4 sacks and 12 quarterbacks, while the Bills received 4 tackles for loss.
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Alex Bars started on the right side again so he was a blocker if anyone was still in doubt and the Bears saw the game in the 7th.
Damien Williams started on the reverse and had 1 catch for 2 yards and 5 carries for 8 yards. Khalil Herbert led the rushers with 15 yards on 3 carries. Herbert’s special teams representation is a good indication that he has cemented his spot on the roster.
Rodney Adams led the Bears in receiving yards with 89 for 3 catches, including a nice push and a 73-yard TD. Tight end Jesse James had 4 receptions for 54 yards.
Marquise Goodwin started the corner out and only played 1 snap, which makes me think the Bears are set to be the main WR3.
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Duke Shelley started at nickel and got 3 tackles and Kindle Vildor had 3 tackles starting at outside corner.
Marqui Christian led the Bears in tackles with 6, as well as 2 tackles on special teams, and a pass defensed.
Notably, Josh Woods (2 tackles, 1 QBH) had no special teams snaps, while UDFA Kaleb Johnson (2 tackles on D, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 special teams interception) had the most. Johnson could push Woods out of sight to get a backup at the linebacker spot.
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Bilal Nichols left the field with a toe injury, and the Bears have not released any information on his status.
Chicago’s range team was poor again yesterday, and the 79-yard TD that allowed Buffalo’s Marquez Stevenson was just poor icing on the cake.
Pat O’Donnell hit 5 times for an average of 55.6, but the net was worse at 26.2. The Bears are hoping the regular special teams members will be able to pull themselves together after the 53-man roster is finalized, because right now these guys are brutal.
To check the complete Bears vs. Bills field score, I’m sure ESPN has an easy-to-navigate page.
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All statistics and snap counts are pulled directly from the NFL’s Game Statistics and Information System, as is the accompanying photo. For two quarters, the Buffalo Bills stepped up enough rakes against the Chicago Bears that it looked like there was an upset. They only led by one point after three quarters. But even though they trailed 10-6 at halftime, the Bills outscored the Bears 25-7 in the second half, winning, and winning their 12th game of the season. The Bills hold the first seed position in the AFC for one more week.
The Bears come out of the net with confidence, buoyed by a tight game against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles last weekend. They averaged eight yards per game on first downs, and point guard Justin Fields finished with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dante Pettis. Buffalo nailed a pair of penalties, helped by James Cook’s 24-yard run, and quarterback Josh Allen hit wide receiver Gabe Davis (also wide open) for a 19-yard touchdown. Kicker Tyler Bass missed the extra point, and the Bears led 7-6 as a result.
A return from 40 meters gave the Bears an impressive starting position, and after the first down conversion they found themselves in Buffalo territory. The Bills were able to stop, however, and when Chicago tried to convert the fourth loss instead of a long-range shot, Ed Oliver passed the tip and finished the action.
When the Bills took the ball and the first quarter ended, they were approaching the Chicago 19-yard line. But another offensive penalty was lost again, and when Allen tried to reach for a deep touchdown, the Chicago defense poised – rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon dived deep and intercepted the pass. Although the Bills were able to force a punt, Nyheim Hines made the wrong choice, dropped the ball, and the resulting 63-yard punt ended up on the two-yard line. Buffalo could not get out of the way with this possession, gained two yards and hit a punt, and after a good rebound the Bears were within shooting distance. The Bills stayed out of the end zone, but kicker Cairo Santos hit a 37-yard field goal to give the Bears a 10-6 lead.
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The Buffalo-patent two-minute drill looks promising as four consecutive runs gained as much as 46 meters and took the Bills to Chicago 20 with over a minute left. But then they missed another three passes, and Tyler Bass’ 38-yard attempt flew wide to the right. The half ended with the Bears in the lead, and head coach Sean McDermott would have put his players on at halftime.
Something clicked for the Bills after the break as they scored two touchdowns on the first two tackles when the defense forced a fumble followed by two three and outs. With three minutes left in the third quarter, the Bills led 21-10 and held on at Chicago’s 44-yard line. He was about to delay the game, but Gabe Davis threw the ball away on the next catch. One play later, Justin Fields made a beautiful 44-yard throw to wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. and it looks like the Bears won’t go down without a fight. The Bills ran a great sequence in the red zone, going 4th and 3 at the 16-yard line. The Bears seemed to move the chain with a short pass, but after the coach’s challenge, it was confirmed that Tre’Davious White made an interception just close to the distance.
Still, the Bills couldn’t close out the game. It took Allen two plays to take down James Cook and make another interception. Buffalo held Chicago to a one-yard total lead on this possession, but outfield position allowed for a field goal that brought the situation back to one score.
In the fourth quarter, both teams traded three-and-outs before Allen and his defenders put the game away. Eight plays, 56 yards, 55 yards gained in the run