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Bills Daily Charge – Aug. 15

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on August 15, 2011 – 8:48 am

— The Bills opened the 2011 preseason Saturday night in Chicago.  Although Buffalo lost, 10-3, the first team offense opened the scoring in the game as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick led a 10-play, 45-yard drive that ended with a Rian Lindell 44-yard field goal.  While the Bills defense tallied nine sacks on the night, including two by LB Shawne Merriman.  The team returns to St. John Fisher College for night practice tonight at 7:30 PM.

DAILY LINKS – Merriman leads pass rush in Bills loss to Bears – Five players to watch – Who fills the void at receiver? – Options endless with QB Smith

Buffalo News – Bills’ defense on the comeback trail

Buffalo News – Bears hope offense will be more dangerous

Buffalo News – Wildcat with Smith off to promising beginning

Buffalo News – Bills being goofy on new parking rules

Buffalo News – Bills still in shock over trade of Evans

Toronto Sun – Merriman looks like his old ‘Lights Out’ self

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills’ trade of Lee Evans doesn’t make sense

Associated Press – Cutler on run, Bears beat Bills 10-3

Canandaigua Daily Messenger – Staying power?

Video/Radio/TV – Bills vs. Bears highlights

Merriman Shines in Preseason Opener
Bills vs. Bears: Players to Watch

WKBW – Bills Lose To Bears in First Pre-Season Matchup

WHAM – Cutler on run, Bears beat Bills 10-3

WHEC – Bills lose to Bears, 10-3, despite nine sacks on defense

Yahoo Photo Gallery – Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears Photos

WGRZ – Bills Show Progress vs da Bears – Mostly

WROC – Bills Mafia?

Head Coach Chan Gailey on the first team defense in Saturday night’s preseason opener — ““I felt like our first defense played strong.  We let a draw and a quarterback scramble get out and that was about it. Merriman was pretty impressive coming back in his debut. He only played nine snaps. We’re going to take it slow. I’ve always said with him it’s September 11th not now. So we’ll work him in a little bit more next week and let him keep getting better. He hasn’t played in a couple of years so we need to be smart in how we handle him, but he was very impressive rushing the passer.”


Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick goes deep in the first quarter of Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bears.

Bills RB CJ Spiller finds some running room in Saturday night’s game against the Bears in Chicago.

Bills rookie
DL Marcell Dareus gets acquainted with Bears QB Jay Cutler during the rookie’s first NFL preseason game.

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