The Trubisky revenge-game narrative was in full force on Saturday. The former Bears quarterback came out hot after getting the start with Josh Allen not playing in the contest. Trubisky played the entire first half and led the Bills on four straight touchdown drives. He completed more than 70% of his passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, while also logging 11 yards on the ground. Trubisky’s mobility around the pocket also gave Chicago’s defense fits throughout the day. Of course, all of these performances have to be taken with a grain of salt given that it’s the preseason, but Buffalo should be feeling really good about its quarterback situation. Not only do the Bills have an MVP-caliber quarterback in Allen, but if Trubisky can keep that play up he’s one of the better backups in the league. Meanwhile, Buffalo’s defense suffocated Dalton and the Bears early, creating two turnovers in the first half.
DEFENSE FORCES THE ACTION
Bills Top Picks Greg Rousseau and A.J. Espenesa looked like the bookends of the future. Pressuring Andy Dalton the entire first half forcing 2 sacks and if it wasn’t for the 73 yard TD, Dalton would’ve heard more boos from Bears fans.Bills Coach Sean McDermott praised his Defensive Line which recorded 12 QB Hits and produced 4 sacks. “I think just the relentlessness of the overall group. One time it was coming from the right side, next time it was up the middle, next time was the left side whether it was Greg, A.J., some of the middle push. I think Ed Oliver had a couple good downs in there also before we pulled him out early there. It was consistent throughout the game and that’s a credit to those guys.”