Bills Win With An Amazing Fourth Quarter Comeback
One thing is for sure for the Buffalo Bills; their preseason performance has been pretty forgettable. But their fourth quarter comeback against the Chicago Bears was just amazing with four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull out a 28-27 victory, a game they trailed 20-0 at halftime. The Bills were miserable in the first half with penalties and missed tackles, but slowly they started getting things right in the second half.
Offensively the Bills managed only 62 yards in the first half. Quarterback A J McCarron returning from what was thought to be a serious shoulder injury played the entire game. He was intercepted twice, one of them returned for a touchdown.
But a different story in the second half. McCarron got the Bills going when he scored on a 5-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Then he threw for three touchdowns, a 24-yarder to Robert Foster, 13 yards to Malaki Dupre and with time winding down he found Keith Towbridge open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown and the game winner.
The Bills and all other NFL teams will have to trim their rosters from 90 to 53 players by 4 pm on Saturday and the play of some players Thursday night may make that job a bit easier for the Bills coaching staff. The defense gave up 220 yards in offense to the Bears in the first half, a near carbon copy of the game just four days before against the Cincinnati Bengals.
To avoid injury, as many 25 players were held out of the game - players likely to make the final 53-man roster. The Bills open the season a week from Sunday in Baltimore against the Ravens.