— 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.
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Associated Press – Cutler on run, Bears beat Bills 10-3
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Yahoo Photo Gallery – Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears Photos
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QUOTE FOR THE DAY
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.”
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