The Bills should have their first-round pick on the field against the Bears.
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is listed as probable to play for Buffalo on Sunday after dealing with an injury to his ribs for most of the last few weeks. Watkins has been able to practice in full this week, which has been a pretty good signal that things were heading in this direction even as head coach Doug Marrone tried to keep things uncertain in his comments to the media.
Given the shakiness of the Bills offense, that’s a good development. Given the strength of the Bears offense, it might not wind up making much of a difference.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is questionable because of a groin injury, which isn’t where you want your top corner to be with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on the other side of the field. Gilmore has expressed confidence all week that he’ll be able to play, but any limitations are going to leave the Bills in a precarious position if their pass rush can’t overwhelm the Bears offensive line.