Bears at Bills: Sal's keys, notes and stats

November 03, 2018 - 9:43 pm

Here are three key storylines as the Bills try to get their third win of the season Sunday against the Bears:

1. Nathan’s last stand?

With the news coming down Saturday that Derek Anderson has been officially ruled out with a concussion, the Bills will turn to Nathan Peterman, again.  Counting a brief playoff appearance last year, Peterman has thrown ten interceptions in only 84 career pass attempts, which has left many to wonder how he’s still on an NFL roster, much less in this position to be starting a game.  But whatever circumstances led him here, the second-year QB may very well be playing for his career in this one.

2. Return of the Mack

As of Saturday night, it wasn’t clear whether or not Bears’ linebacker Khalil Mack would play in this game.  He missed last week’s game and most of practice this week with an ankle injury.  The University at Buffalo product is one of the very best players in the game and if he does play, the Bills’ offensive line will have their hands full, whether he’s fully heathy or not.  If he doesn’t, that’s a huge break for an offense that can use as many of those as they can get right now.

3. Flier on Pryor

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was signed by the Bills earlier in the week, and all indications point to him being available to play already.  If that’s the case, can he be the spark the passing game needs?  The 6-4, 228 pounder has the size and speed to be a favorable matchup for Bills’ offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.  But he’ll need to know enough of the playbook to take advantage of that.  This could very well be the start of an eight-game audition for Pryor in Buffalo.  It will be interesting to see what usage - and impact - he may have.


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