The Buffalo Bills must have been down right giddy going into the half up 17-7 over the Bears. Two turnovers by the Defense and crisp execution by EJ Manuel and the Offense and Buffalo left a stunned crowd behind as they trotted off Soldier Field. The Third Quarter however was all Chicago and the Bills looked like they may let another one slip away, until the Bears beat them to it.

With the score tied at 17 Jay Cutler is picked off by Kyle Williams, yes Kyle Williams, and Buffalo turned it into 3 and the Bills were up 20-17. Williams by the way had no tackles for the day, but no doubt his interception stalled the Bears momentum.

The Bears did tie it late, but Cory Graham made two nice defensive plays in one on one coverage and the two teams went into overtime.

We all know now that team Captain, team leader, Fred Jackson ran 37 yards to the Bears one in OT to set up Carpenter’s field goal and the Bills left there with the first win ever in the Windy City. A very nice road win and one that should help this team, even if it was opportunistic.

The Bears has several key injuries during the game to their offensive line and star wide-out Brandon Marshall was hobbled with an ankle injury in the second half. Plus Jay Cutler made several poor choices with the football and almsot threw a game ending interception in the hands of Leodis McKelvin in OT. Still, it’s good to watch the opposition beat itself and not the Bills.

EJ Manuel was 16 of 22 for 173 yards, but the Bills rushed for 193 yards to make Manuel’s day a bit easier. EJ did throw a a bad interception in the third quarter, but otherwise did nothing to hurt his team.

The Bills now face the Miami Dolphins next week in a very early battle for first place in the AFC East. The Bills should be a tough out in front of their home fans, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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