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The Chicago Bears provided an honorable effort against the Buffalo Bills. But they could not sustain the first-half success and earned their twelfth loss of the season. Justin Fields showed flashes of brilliance but it ultimately wasn't enough.

Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills Recap

The story of this game is the two halves. While the Bears had a solid first half, the Bills showed why they're heavy favorites in the AFC in the second.

First Half

The Bears got the ball first to start this game. Velus Jones Jr. had a great return, setting up the Chicago offense with a beneficial field position. The offense began with runs and David Montgomery had a huge run to the goal line.

Then he punched it in for a touchdown, but it was negated due to a Larry Borom holding penalty.

The Bears were backed up to the 11-yard line. Justin Fields found Dante Pettis wide-open in the endzone for a touchdown!

The Bears lead the Bills 7-0 after Cairo Santos knocked the extra point through the uprights.

Then the Bills' offense took over and tight end Dawson Knox left the game with an injury, only to return after some time out. Josh Allen took the offense down the field and threw a 19-yard touchdown to Gabe Davis who nearly walked into the endzone.

Tyler Bass missed the extra point and the Bears led 7-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, Velus Jones Jr. had another great return! The Bears' offense failed on a fourth down attempt though, turning the ball over on downs.

As the second quarter got underway, Josh Allen threw an interception to Kyler Gordon who took it for a big return. Without Jaylon Johnson on the field, Gordon stepped up in a big way.

Unfortunately, Fields was sacked on third down and the Bears were forced to punt.

But the defense stood their ground when the Bills' offense took the field in the Bears' endzone. Jaquan Brisker made a clutch tackle to hold Josh Allen from gaining any more yards.

The Bears' offense was able to get into field goal range after a successful fourth-down conversion. Cairo Santos nailed a 37-yard field goal to extend the Bears' lead to 10-6.

The Bills' offense got into field goal range as well. But Tyler Bass continued his struggling Saturday efforts and missed on a 38-yard attempt. 

The Bears' offense got back onto the field with a minute remaining but couldn't get anything going. They took a 10-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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Second Half

The Bills got the ball to start the second half and they took it to the Chicago Bears defense. In a four-minute drive, Devin Singletary took the football 32 yards to the house for their first lead of the day. 

The Bills were successful on a two-point conversion and now lead the Bears 14-10.

On the Bears' next offensive drive, David Montgomery had the football punched out of his hands. He fumbled and the Bills recovered.

The Bills didn't waste much time after the takeaway. James Cook ran for a 27-yard touchdown. They went for two and succeeded, but a penalty cost them the chance. They opted for a Tyler Bass extra point and a 21-10 lead.

The two teams then traded unsuccessful drives and both were forced to punt.

Then the Bears had some good fortune come their way. Gabe Davis fumbled and the Bears recovered!

On the very next play, Justin Fields took a deep shot and connected with Velus Jones Jr. for a 44-yard gain. But the Bears couldn't continue the offensive production and turned the ball over on a failed fourth-down attempt.

After only two plays, Josh Allen threw his second interception of the day, this time to Nicholas Morrow.

The offense couldn't connect on anything positive and settled for a Cairo Santos field goal. The Bills lead the Bears 21-13.

When the Bills took over on offense, the Bears' defense held their ground and forced a punt. But the effort came with no avail and the Bears punted back to Buffalo.

Buffalo drove down the field, taking time off the clock, and Josh Allen finished the drive with a four-yard touchdown run. After the extra point, the Bills lead the Bears 28-13.

The Bears tried again on offense but turned the ball over on downs. Buffalo took over and drove down the field and scored another touchdown. Josh Allen threw to Dawson Knox for a short score and increased the Bills' lead to 35-13.

The Bears finished the clock and lost by a final score of 35-13.

Chicago Bears Player Notes

  • Justin Fields: 15/23, 119 Yards, 1 TD, 7 CAR, 11 Yards
  • David Montgomery: 16 CAR, 62 Yards, 4 REC, 22 Yards
  • Khalil Herbert: 6 CAR, 7 Yards, 
  • Dante Pettis: 2 REC, 11 Yards, 1 TD
  • Cole Kmet: 3 REC, 16 Yards
  • Velus Jones Jr.: 2 REC, 52 Yards
  • Byron Pringle: 2 REC, 34 Yards

Nicholas Morrow led the Chicago Bears defense with eight tackles. Joe Thomas and Jaquan Brisker were right behind him with seven each. Kyler Gordon had five tackles and one impressive interception.

The Bears fall to a record of 3-12 and travel to Detroit next week.