The Buffalo Bills stay at home this week to host the Chicago Bears. The Bears are looking to maintain their hold of first place in the NFC North. The Bills are merely looking to make it two weeks in a row of competitive games. Here’s three headlines for the game.
Nathan Peterman is back
With Josh Allen and Derek Anderson both injured, the Bills will once again turn to Nathan Peterman to lead the offense. He’s played in three games for the Bills this season. In those appearances he’s tallied a 40.63 completion percentage, one touchdown, four interceptions, and -1.63 adjusted yards per attempt.
Terrelle Pryor’s first game as a Bill
The Bills bolstered their offense this week by signing free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. He appeared in six games for the New York Jets this season before suffering a groin injury and being released. His stats in those six games: 14 catches, 235 yards, and two touchdowns. That puts his production right in the mix with the Bills’ pass catchers.
Khalil Mack injured
The University at Buffalo product missed Chicago’s last game against the Jets due to an ankle injury. Bears head coach Matt Nagy stated on Wednesday that Mack remains on the same practice schedule that he was on prior to the Jets game. Given that, and the state of Buffalo’s offense, it is unlikely Buffalo Bulls fans will get to see their former star on the field Sunday. This may disappoint UB fans, but Nathan Peterman and the rest of the Bills’ offense would enjoy facing a slightly diminished Bears defense.
Update: The original version of this article mistakenly stated that Peterman had an average yards per attempt of -1.63. In reality, he has an adjusted yards per attempt of -1.63. Thank you, wallyvoodoo, for pointing out the error. The error has been corrected.