Before the Buffalo Bills take off over the Chicago Bears, both teams must scout the other. While the Bills have undoubtedly looked the Bears over, the Bears have released a preliminary scouting report on the Bills Wednesday.
The first thing that the Bears took note of was the arrival of rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
The Bears have taken note of Watkins' ability to make a big play and know that the Bills have invested heavily in the young receiver from Clemson. The Bears believe that Watkins will be the primary target and think that despite his rib injury, he will perform at the highest level for his professional debut.
The next part of the Bills roster the Bears pointed out was the defense.
The Bears pointed out that the Bills had 57 sacks, which was a franchise record and that defensive end Mario Williams is always a dangerous weapon. The Bears know they will have their hands full, especially when the other linemen are running free. Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes have all proved that they can get into the backfield.
The Bears have also pointed out the fact that the Bills seem to be struggling on offense as of late.
The last time the Bills took the field they lost to the Detroit Lions 23-0. The starting offense took the field for one drive that ended with no points. Although it was worth the Bears noting that the majority of the game was played by backup quarterback Jordan Palmer, who was already released by the Bills.
The Bears did note the loss of middle linebacker Kiko Alonso for the year when he tore his ACL working out in Oregon.
Alonso was a defensive leader and led the team in tackles. Alonso was expected to continue to progress this season next to newcomer Brandon Spikes.
The Bills will face off against the Bears in Chicago at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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