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Week 11: Bills vs. Bears Preview Jim Miller
The Bills will try to keep the off the field distractions from this week from effecting the way they play against Chicago on Sunday. This is a game that the Bills should win at home against a team that has struggled most of the season. The Bears are coming off a stunning upset of the Colts last week, while the Bills are coming off two straight dramatic victories. The biggest thing the Bills have to worry about is keeping all the distractions on the sidelines so they can come out and play there game.

Facts and Figures
Matchup: Chicago (2-7) at Buffalo (5-4)
Date: Sunday November 12th
Time: 1:00pm
Television: FOX
Announcers: Ray Bentley & Ron Pitts
Spread: Buffalo by 7
Series: Bears Lead 5-2
Last Meeting: Bears 20-3 in Chicago in 1997
Bears Offense: Rush (15th); Pass(18th); overall (18th)
Bears Defense: Rush (26th); Pass (23rd) ; overall (27th)
Bills Offense: Rush (19th); Pass (8th); overall (9th)
Bills Defense: Rush (3rd); Pass (10th); overall (5th)

Injury Update

The Bills haven't officially decided on who will start at quarterback yet. If Rob Johnson isn't 100% (and it doesn't appear he will be) he won't start giving Doug Flutie his fourth straight start. Corey Moore is practicing this week and may or may not give it a go. Of course the Bills will be without Phil Hansen again but Shawn Price played well in his place last week. The Bears are without their starting QB Cade McNown who won't play because of a shoulder injury. Jim Miller will start in his place.

For complete injury news throughout the week and the Official NFL Injury Report go to our Injury Page.

Key Matchups

WR Eric Moulds vs. DB Thomas Smith: These two hooked up in practice a lot over the last few years, they now will battle it out for real. Smith is a solid cover corner and may be one-on-one with Moulds on certain occasions, it will be fun to watch.

RBs Sammy Morris and Shawn Bryson vs. MLB Brian Urlacher: The rookie is the leading tackler for the Bears and he will be counted on to stop the Bills running attack.

Bills Pass Rush vs. QB Jim Miller: Miller has been around a while but has little game experience. If the Bills get pressure on him and disguise certain blitz packages to catch him off guard, it can be a long day for the Bears.

CB Antoine Winfield vs. WR Marcus Robinson: The Bills will try to put their best cover corner on the best offensive threat the Bears have.

Game Plan

When The Bills Have The Ball: It won't matter who the QB is, the game plan will be the same. The Bills feel the running game is coming on, just in time for the late season weather conditions. Look for the Bills to try to hammer the ball with the running game.

When The Bears Have The Ball: The Bills will need to keep in eye on Robinson who is their best threat. If they can keep him from getting open they will win half the battle. The best way to stop him will be to put pressure on the quarterback, so Miller won't have enough time to find him.

Bills Daily Prediction

The Bills need to continue their mini-roll and they should have no problem at home against an inferior opponent. The Bills will need to guard against looking past the Bears and from letting down after two emotionally draining wins. The Bears upset of the Colts should keep the players focused on this game: Buffalo 23, Chicago 10

Season Prediction Record: (8-1)
Season Record Against The Spread: (4-5)

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