NFL Picks: Preseason Week 3 Bears vs Bills

In the world of NFL preseason, every game is an opportunity to fine-tune, evaluate players, and build momentum leading up to the regular season. This Saturday, all eyes will be on Soldier Field in Chicago as the Chicago Bears lock horns with the Buffalo Bills in what promises to be a thrilling end to their preseason campaigns. Both teams stand at a 1-1 record with the Bills recently tasting defeat from the Steelers with a 27-15 scoreline, and the Bears undergoing a 24-17 setback against the Colts.



  • Spread: Bills -3 (-110), Bears +3 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Bills -155, Bears +135
  • Total O 38 (-110), U 38 (-110)


Chicago Bears’ Late-game Fumble against the Colts

Chicago BearsLast weekend, the Chicago Bears seemed to have victory in their grasp against the Colts. A comfortable lead of 17-7 in the fourth quarter turned into dismay as Sam Ehlinger, the Colts’ backup quarterback, ignited a comeback, pulling the rug from under the Bears’ feet to turn the game into a 24-17 loss.

While many may argue that the preseason results aren’t necessarily indicative of a team’s strength, maintaining momentum is essential. The Bears made a significant move by keeping their star quarterback, Justin Fields, on the sidelines after his commendable performance in the first preseason game. This left PJ Walker as the starter, with Tyson Bagen and Nathan Peterman managing the quarterback responsibilities. Notably, Peterman and Bagent threw for 115 and 76 yards respectively, with Bagent also adding a touchdown with his feet.

The Bears’ receiving department was illuminated by Daurice Fountain who grabbed five catches for 86 yards and touched down once. Isaiah Ford also chipped in with 31 yards from two receptions. On the ground, Robert Burns was the standout with 40 rushing yards, while Rocshon Johnson contributed 32 yards.

The Bears’ coach, Matt Eberflus, has hinted that Justin Fields might get some action in the upcoming game against the Bills. However, concerns loom large with wide receiver Chase Claypool and offensive tackle Teven Jenkins being tagged as questionable for the encounter. Meanwhile, linebacker Buddy Johnson and cornerback Adrian Colbert have been ruled out.


Bills Face Steep Decline against Steelers

NFL Team Buffalo BillsThe Bills entered their game against the Steelers with high expectations. However, they found themselves on the back foot early on, trailing 14-0 in the first quarter and 21-0 by halftime. By the third quarter, the Steelers had amassed a mammoth 27-0 lead, making the Bills’ two fourth-quarter touchdowns mere consolations in a 27-15 defeat.

Josh Allen, the Bills’ mainstay quarterback, managed 64 yards from 10 attempts in the first quarter. Matt Barkley, the backup, had a day to forget, tossing three interceptions from 12 attempts. In contrast, third-stringer Kyle Allen had a positive outing, throwing for 112 yards and a touchdown. The rushing department saw Latavius Murray and Darrynton Evans gaining 25 yards each. Rookie receiver Justin Shorter made an impression with 47 yards and a touchdown from five receptions.

Beyond the game’s result, the Bills were in the news spotlight due to speculations around their star wide receiver, Stefan Diggs. Rumors, instigated by comments from Stephen A. Smith, suggested Diggs was looking for an exit from Buffalo. Diggs was quick to deny these claims, emphasizing his commitment to the team.



With the Bills coming off a resounding defeat, one can expect a spirited response, especially given the added media scrutiny around Diggs. It’s possible that Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs might get some field time to reaffirm their cohesion. Coach Sean McDermott’s impressive 13-7 preseason record further bolsters the expectation of a strong Bills performance.

On the other hand, the Bears, with the possibility of Justin Fields seeing some action and the team eager to bounce back from the Colts’ game, will be no pushovers.

The Buffalo Bills, after their recent blowout loss, are expected to regroup and come out stronger. The potential field presence of key players like Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs will only add to their determination. Given the preseason records and recent performances, placing your bets on the Bills scraping through with a win seems like the most plausible outcome.