Bills Lose To Bears In First Pre-Season Matchup

August 13, 2011 Updated Aug 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT

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Bills Lose To Bears In First Pre-Season Matchup

August 13, 2011 Updated Aug 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT

( WKBW ) The Buffalo Bills showed off their new uniforms Saturday night, in all white helmets and pants on a soggy night in Chicago.

However, the new uniforms were not enough to win the first pre-season game of the 2011 season. The Bears beat the Bills 10-3.

The Bills would get the ball first, with Stevie Johnson now the go to guy now that wide receiver Lee Evans has been traded to Baltimore.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found him, for the first down on 3rd and six, but the Bills would eventually have to punt.

The biggest highlights of the early going came on defense. First round pick Marcell Dareus picked up a sack on 3rd and six to end the Bears first drive.

A pass interference call later in the first half would stall the drive, giving kicker Rian Lindell the Bills first points of the pre-season. He made a 44 yard field goal making the score 3-0.

Shawne Merriman has been the talk of training camp for the last two weeks, and he showed no signs of slowing down, even though he saw limited action Saturday night.

At the half, the Bills ended up trailing 7-3 when Hainey scrambled for a touchdown for the Bears.

In the second half, coach Chan Gailey watched his defense continue to sine.

Early in the third quarter, Danny Batten gets to Bears quarterback Nathan Enderle, getting the sack - and some grass in the nice white helmet.

Later, Torrell Troup makes his presence felt, with Troup playing with a broken hand. He got his good paw up in the air, and knocked down a pass.

The "sack attack" would continue for Buffalo...this time with Alex Carrington. He said "hello" to Enderle and stopped him in his tracks.

The Bears would punt it away on their next drive, threatening the Bills on the ten yard line.

See all the highlights on Channel 7's Eyewitness News HD at 6 & 11p.m. on Sunday with Shawn Stepner.