One week after sitting both outside linebacker Khalil Mack and wide receiver Allen Robinson II, the Chicago Bears may be prepared to do it again on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Officially they are both listed as questionable, but they were on the same practice schedule they were on a week ago. We may see a game day decision for Mack (ankle), Robinson (groin), and the other questionable Bear, defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (knee). Of these three, only Nichols was held out of Friday’s practice. Nichols also missed Thursday’s practice after head coach Matt Nagy said him being limited on Wednesday was just precautionary.
The Bears have already ruled two players out for Sunday, Kyle Long (foot) and Ben Braunecker (concussion). Long’s absence was expected with earlier reports setting his timetable to return at six to eight weeks. Braunecker won’t be eligible to play until he is out of concussion protocol.
Offensive guard Eric Kush, who missed last week with a neck injury, was a full participant at practice and is not on the report.
For the Buffalo Bills, they list Trent Murphy (DE) and Josh Allen (QB) as out, and Derek Anderson (QB) and Tremaine Edmunds (LB) both questionable with concussions.
So there’s a real good chance the Bills start Nathan Peterman at quarterback against the Bears.
I didn't realize #Bills QB Nathan Peterman has been this bad...— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) November 2, 2018
In 7 games (3 starts) his completion percentage is 45.7%, he throws an interception every 9 passing attempts, and his passer rating is 31.4.
The #Bears defense should feast.
If Peterman starts due to Anderson being inactive, the Bills will have the recently signed, ex-Bear Matt Barkley as the backup quarterback.