The Buffalo Bills concluded the preseason portion of their 2023 schedule with a 24-21 road win over the Chicago Bears, improving to 2-1 in preseason play. The next time the Bills take the field will be on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets on September 11 in the team’s regular-season opener.
In today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks, we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from Buffalo’s win in its preseason finale.
Bills close out preseason by beating Bears
The Bills traveled to the Windy City and emerged with a 24-21 win over Chicago. Contained here: breaking down the highlights from the win, including strong showings by Josh Allen and the Bills’ starting offense as well as Buffalo’s starting defense — and explore what stood out from the game. Plus a discussion whether cornerback Christian Benford has done enough to claim the CB2 job, whether Kyle Allen has earned the backup QB role, whether the Bills should consider trading cornerback Kaiir Elam, and more!
- Bills win the preseason finale over the Bears - WGR 550
- Bills 24-21 Bears (Aug 26, 2023) Game Recap - ESPN
- Bills 24, Bears 21 | Game recap, highlights and stats to know | Preseason - BuffaloBills.com
- Christian Benford gets start at corner, as CB2 remains ‘an open competition’ for Bills - Buffalo News
- Observations: Josh Allen’s lone series goes well as Bills finish preseason with win over Bears - Buffalo News
- Bills win preseason finale, but did Kyle Allen do enough to secure backup QB job? - Democrat & Chronicle
- Bills stock up, stock down following win over Bears: Should Buffalo consider trading Kaiir Elam? - newyorkupstate.com
- Capaccio: Arrow Up/Arrow Down: Bills at Bears preseason - WGR 550
- Top 3 things we learned from Bills vs. Bears | 2023 Preseason - BuffaloBills.com
- McDermott: Bills came out with the right mindset - WGR 550
- Allen impressed with how his team came to play - WGR 550
- Buffalo Bills head coach didn’t call defense in preseason finale - Who did? - newyorkupstate.com
- Buffalo Bills RB had to catch commercial flight to rip off crazy run vs. former team - newyorkupstate.com
Predicting Buffalo’s 53-man roster
The Bills, like the rest of the teams in the NFL, need to trim down their rosters to 53 players by Tuesday afternoon’s 4 p.m. EDT deadline. Buffalo has some interesting decisions to make as it looks to solidify its 53-man roster heading into the season.
- Buffalo Bills make a trade, cut team captain in this 53-man roster projection - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills final 53-man roster projection: Buffalo trades for backup QB and other predictions - The Athletic (subscription required)
- 2023 Buffalo Bills final 53-man roster projection - ESPN (subscription required)
- Buffalo Bills have 3 question marks heading into cutdown day - ESPN - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Even more Bills news and notes
We learn how the Bills were in the running to deal for quarterback Trey Lance, Plus, a discussion whether Buffalo should trade for Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, hear from Bills radio play-by-play announcer John Murphy about the stroke he suffered last season, and more!
- Buffalo Bills reportedly made offer for QB Trey Lance, former No. 3 overall pick - newyorkupstate.com
- Should the Bills pursue a trade for Colts RB Jonathan Taylor? - Democrat & Chronicle
- Alan Pergament: In poignant play-by-play account, John Murphy reveals what happened to him - Buffalo News
- Bisons again team with Bills safety Micah Hyde for ‘Mystery Ball Night’ on Aug. 29 in Sahlen Field - Buffalo News
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