After losing their first two games to the AFC East this year and unfortunately missing out on a second straight unofficial AFC divisional crown (shoutout to the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, and Browns), the Bears can still salvage their 2018 inter-conference play.
That helping hand comes in the form of the lowly 2-6 Bills, who have a great defense, and one of the worst offenses ever in one the best period of NFL offensive play. Go figure. It won’t be an entirely easy game on the road at New Era Field, but it’s one the Bears should win and leave no doubt in.
Here’s Windy City Gridiron’s staff picks for Bears-Bills.
Robert Zeglinski: Bears 27 Bills 14
Another week against the worst offensive team in NFL history presents another great opportunity for the Bears to rest Khalil Mack for a pivotal pending divisional stretch. They should take it.
Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: Bears 27 Bills 14
Statistically speaking, the Bills have a good defense, but it won’t be enough to stop the multifaceted Chicago offense.
Aaron Leming: Bears 31 Bills 13
The Bills are a mess. Unless they magically get Josh Allen back, I don’t see how they can score points. This is the type of game where the Bears would do themselves many favors by blowing them out while gaining confidence heading into three straight NFC North games in an 11-day stretch.
Jacob Infante: Bears 28 Bills 10
The Bills are straight dookie. With or without Mack, the Bears defense should have no problem shutting down Buffalo’s offense.
Sam Householder: Bears 20, Bills 10
Another ugly win that the Bears are mostly in control of the whole time. The Bills’ passing defense has allowed the third-fewest yards, which will make it tough for Mitchell Trubisky and company.
Andrew Link: Bears 31 Bills 9
The Bills are coming off of a short week against their division foe in the Patriots. The Bills will have a letdown after that game and the Bears will storm Buffalo and take all their wings! Bears win big, as they should.
ECD: Bears 28 Bills 10
Despite having the third-ranked pass defense, the Bills have been a hot mess as a team. The Bears should be able to win this matchup on each side of the ball.
WhiskeyRanger: Bears 26 Bills 9
Who are the Bills trotting out at quarterback this week? I’m not going to bother Googling that, because the fact that I had to ask tells you all you need to know.
Ken Mitchell: Bears 28 Bills 10
I think Chicago’s offense will move the ball to a reasonable degree on the Bills, but I don’t see Buffalo putting up big points on Chicago unless there’s a significant gap in the turnover ratio. The Bears need to be careful with the ball, as always.
WCG Contributors: Jeff Berckes; Patti Curl; Eric Christopher Duerrwaechter; Kev H; Sam Householder; Jacob Infante; Aaron Lemming; Andrew Link; Ken Mitchell; Steven Schweickert; Jack Silverstein; EJ Snyder; Lester Wiltfong, Jr.; Whiskey Ranger; Robert Zeglinski; Like us on Facebook.