Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Bears safety Eddie Jackson sprints 65 yards for TD

Bears safety Eddie Jackson sprints 65 yards for TD

Nathan Peterman will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Chicago Bears after Derek Anderson was ruled out with a concussion.

The Bears lead Buffalo 14-0 approaching halftime.

On a day the defense dominated, the Bears offense converted 3 of 11 third downs, a rate of 27 percent, and averaged 4.1 yards per play, both their worst of the year.

"It's always great to go out and perform the way we did", linebacker Roquan Smith said.

Bears defensive end Khalil Mack is "unlikely" to play Sunday against the Bills, according to ESPN. Coming into the game the Bills are ranked first in the league in forced fumbles, and are respectable in total sacks.

Peterman was Buffalo's opening-game starter but has been benched twice this season for poor performances. "I'm frustrated now. I'm going to go home and be frustrated, but tomorrow once I come back in, try to brush it off my shoulders and get ready for the Jets".

The second-year quarterback continued playing down to his turnover-prone reputation, though two of the interceptions weren't entirely his fault.

On some good throws by Peterman, the ball just failed to be caught by players like Kelvin Benjamin and Terrelle Pryor. "That's just the most discouraging thing about the whole situation right now is that the effort is there".

"I believe we do", he said. Peterman has thrown 10 interceptions on 84 attempts in eight career appearances.

Trubisky and Burton connected for the game's lone touchdown pass, a 2-yarder in the fourth quarter. Offensively, the Bills will look to control the clock and limit the number of times Peterman will need to throw. The more interesting notes might be who didn't have a chance to make much of an impact, like running back LeSean McCoy.

Bills: TE Charles Clay hurt his hamstring in the first half and did not return.

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