Bears cruise to easy one over punchless Bills

AP

The Bears had a pretty low bar to clear Sunday. They cleared it.

Their 41-9 win over the Bills was both anticlimactic and #asexpected, as they created four turnovers and scored two defensive touchdowns and cruised to the win which improves them to 5-3.

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky only threw for 135 yards and a touchdown (with one interception), but they didn’t need to do too much. Normally, when you gain 190 yards in a game you lose by many points.

But not against the Bills.

The Bills problem is simple, they can’t move the ball at all. They went nearly three games without a touchdown, an amazing 39-possession streak without one which was snapped by a Nathan Peterman run in the fourth quarter.

Of course, he was only playing because off-the-street replacement Derek Anderson had a concussion, threw three more interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

The picks weren’t solely his fault, with balls glancing off hands of receivers and straight to Bears twice. But he’s the sacrificial lamb, and will get all the criticism. The fact he now has three career touchdowns and 12 interceptions has something to do with it.

With first-round quarterback of the future Josh Allen dealing with an elbow injury, a lack of blockers and pass targets and $56 million in dead money on the salary cap, the Bills (2-7) have to simply survive this season and start over. With high picks (they didn’t have to trade next year’s one to get Allen), they could turn things around quickly, and make their next playoff drought shorter than the 17 years that ended last season.

It’s going to take a lot of work, but at least it’s a clean slate.

20 responses to “Bears cruise to easy one over punchless Bills

  1. Punchless is being kind… Jill’s fans at the beginning of the year, “Peterman isn’t as bad as you people think”… no, he’s much worse

  2. “Peterman is a great QB”, super fanboy after 1 preseason game.

    Peterman stunk the joint out but he threw for over 3 times what Allen has averaged per game.

    How low can it go in Buffalo?

  3. Will Nathan Peterman play another down in the NFL?

    The Bills “D” only gave up 190 yards which is great but they still got blown out because they have one of the worst all-time offenses the NFL has ever seen.

  4. TIME TO CALL BRADFORD
    He has $2.35 million remaining on his contract for 2019, along with $312,500 for each week he’s on the active roster. That’s an extra $2.5 million, pushing his maximum payout to $4.85 million.

    $15.9375 million for three games in Arizona already paided out.

    why not for a season thats in the dump alreadyand only 1 QB healthy

  5. This is what happens when some of these coaches think that they’re still coordinators. When you become HC, you’re responsible for the whole team guys. The Bear defense is good, but that offense in Buffalo is horrid and basically has no chance whenever Peterman is out there, which is slightly better than what chance they have otherwise.

  6. QB is not all of the problem! NO Receivers ,No offensive line,a coach that actually thought he had a team to go into the season with? A GM that has made the worst trades and free agent pick ups in Team history, Benjamin is by far the worst receiver in the NFL. BEANE should be fired NOW! who in the hell is running this team? I could have picked better players this season and I don’t even play football, Is this GM and Coach that stupid? HOW EMBARRESING CAN THIS TEAM GET.

  7. joetoronto says:
    November 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    Another game won by the Bears in spite of Trubisky, not because of him.

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    This is a QB on pace for 32 TD passes and 600 yards rushing. That doesn’t ‘help’ a team win?

  8. Just like Ralph Wilson, the good people of Buffalo continue to throw rose petals at the feet of Pegula merely for keeping the Bills in town. They completely disregard the fact that this man, despite being some sort of civic icon, doesn’t have the first clue about putting together a competent football franchise. When will sports fans in Buffalo start to demand something better?

  9. joetoronto says:
    November 4, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    “Peterman is a great QB”, super fanboy after 1 preseason game.

    Peterman stunk the joint out but he threw for over 3 times what Allen has averaged per game.

    How low can it go in Buffalo?

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    *Still* have a better record than the Raiders…

  10. joetoronto says:
    November 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    Another game won by the Bears in spite of Trubisky, not because of him.
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    Trubisky didn’t hurt the Bears in this game, didn’t help much either, but only threw the ball 20 times; they didn’t win in spite of him or because of him. However, he’s improved by quite a bit since last season.

    Have you ever made a positive comment?

  11. It is absolutely unbelievable how the HC is so completely in love with Peterman. If the Bills don’t find a new coach/coaching staff/back-up QB’s this offseason, fans should return their season tickets and drop their Bills gear off at the HQ’s front door.

  12. Not sure this game did much to get the Bears ready for the Lions. didn’t set them back but not much of a challenge.

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