Bills rout Bears in second preseason game
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Welcome back, Mitch Trubisky.
The projected second-string Buffalo Bills quarterback returned to Chicago Saturday afternoon to take on the Bears, a team he helped lead to the postseason twice. The fond memories stopped there as the welcome wagon was outdone by the circling of the wagons.
The Bills, led by Trubiskym marched down the field and capped the drive with a sweet swing run touchdown by running back Devin Singeltary on fourth down to put the Bills up early. From there, the scoring party for Buffalo was on.
It got started on the next drive, as Trubisky would soon find wide receiver Jake Kumerow for a score to put the Bills up two scores before you could finish your plate of wings.
Dueling short-run touchdowns by fullback Reggie Gilliam and two field goals from kicker Tyler Bass had Buffalo up 34-6 at halftime.
But, let’s give credit where credit is due because Buffalo got it done in all three phases, that includes defense and special teams. Turnovers were picked up by rookie safety Damar Hamlin (fumble) and corner Nick McCloud (interception)
#Bills Tyler Matakevich forced the fumble— Carly Mascitti (@WHEC_CMascitti) August 21, 2021
And then, there was rookie wideout Marquez Stevenson, who took a punt return 79 yards to the house to put Buffalo even more ahead 41-6.
#Bills rookie Marquez Stevenson with a 79-yard punt return TD… yeah, this is why he’s called "speedy" ??— Carly Mascitti (@WHEC_CMascitti) August 21, 2021
A pair of late Chicago scores cut into the deficit, but it was not nearly enough as Buffalo cruised to a 41-15 win. With the victory, the Bills are undefeated in the preseason, with one week left.
Back with Trubisky, he put up quite the stat line as he led all passers with 228 yards and the score, he also went 20/28 on passes.
Starting quarterback Josh Allen did not play for the second-straight game. The Bills (2-0) will close out the preseason next Saturday at home against the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m.