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Buffalo Bills Links, 8/22: Bills roll Bears

Dissect Buffalo’s blowout win and learn which players are on the rise and who is on the decline after Week 2.

The Buffalo Bills thoroughly dominated the Chicago Bears in every facet of the game during Saturday’s 41-15 demolition in the Windy City, and today’s edition of the daily links highlights the good (Mitchell Trubisky, the pass rush, Isaiah McKenzie, Jacob Hollister and Spencer Brown among them) and the bad (Bobby Hart, Siran Neal, Dawson Knox’s drop) from Buffalo’s win as the Bills ran their preseason winning streak to seven.


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In his return to Chicago, Trubisky was both impressive and efficient, completing 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown in the win as the offense scored touchdowns on its first four possessions.

Observations from Buffalo’s Week 2 win

What else stood out from the blowout win? Greg Rousseau, Carlos “Boogie” Basham and A.J. Epenesa led an impressive outing from the defensive line, McKenzie put on a show as a receiver and a returner (after muffing his first opportunity), Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and Reggie Gilliam were effective running the ball, and rookie Marquez Stevenson continues to push for a roster spot.

Sean McDermott’s postgame thoughts

Head coach Sean McDermott gave praise to Trubisky, Gilliam, Buffalo’s young defensive linemen Rousseau, Basham, and Epenesa and more, following the Bills blowout of the Bears.

Odds and ends

Linebacker Andre Smith delivered a welcome to the NFL moment to Chicago rookie quarterback Justin Fields, while the media had some memorable reactions to Trubisky’s triumphant return to Chicago.