Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Bears LB Khalil Mack unlikely to play vs. Bills

Bears LB Khalil Mack unlikely to play vs. Bills

With 2:24 left in the third quarter, from close to 30 yards out of the endzone, Peterman made a near flawless throw to Benjamin, who despite being contested, put two hands on the ball however couldn't bring it down for a score. The former Chief stepped in for Long late last week after he was injured, and he started 13 games for Kansas City previous year when Nagy was the offensive coordinator there, so he's familiar with the Bears' offense. He may be the No. 2 quarterback Sunday if Anderson doesn't clear concussion protocol in time to play, which would also mean Nathan Peterman would be the team's starter under center.

Linebacker Khalil Mack's presence was missed as the Bears only registered one sack, but as a unit performed much better limiting the Jets to just 10 points on offense.

The Buffalo Bills were beaten badly once again. "The positive moments - us getting up big, early, so as long as we just came together and kept our foot on the gas", wide receiver Taylor Gabriel said, "I feel like we can build on that".

Three snaps into Buffalo's next possession, Peterman's hard pass over the middle struck Jones in the hand and bounced directly to Floyd, who returned it for a touchdown.

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Peterman threw three interceptions in his first start since a 47-3 season-opening loss at Baltimore. Floyd didn't generate a sack, but he did play his best 2018 game, including a pick-six, tackle for loss, QB hit and sound and consistent play against the run and pass. Bills tight end Jason Croom bobbled a pass before securing it along the right sideline. Inside linebackers, Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan will be vital in employing this scheme. Jackson then pried the ball loose, picked it and returned it for a score.

Ball security: We're picking nits, but Trubisky was unable to stack turnover-free games for the first time this season.

Bills rookie guard Wyatt Teller was active for the first time this season, and filled in at left guard in place of Vladimir Ducasse. Minus his first career penalty, which negated a first-down run, James Daniels appeared to hold up fairly well in his first road start. He played at the University at Buffalo. Backup RB Chris Ivory favored his left arm while being escorted off the field after being stopped for no gain on first-and-goal from the 1 with 6:27 remaining.

Bears: Host Detroit on Sunday in the first of three straight against NFC North rivals.

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