The Chicago Bears (2-1) hit the road to take on the Buffalo Bills (1-2) at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 29 at noon. The Bears carry a winning record into the fourth game of the season for the second consecutive year, marking the first time in 11 years the Bears have been 2-1 or better through the first three games of the season in back-to-back seasons.
The Bears fell to 2-1 after dropping their first game of the 2002 season, a 29-23 setback to the New Orleans Saints at Memorial Stadium in Champaign last Sunday. Chicago opened the season with wins over the Atlanta Falcons 14-13 (9/15) on the road and the Minnesota Vikings 27-23 at home in the season opener (9/8).
The Bills enter Sunday's game with a 1-2 record, losing to Denver 28-23 on the road last weekend. Buffalo opened the season with two overtime games, losing to the New York Jets at home to open the season and a road win at Minnesota.
The Bears have won five of eight games in the all-time series between the two teams and have won two of the last three, dating back to 2000, but have not won in Buffalo since 1979. The Bills won the last meeting, a 20-3 setback in 2000, but have never won back-to-back games in the series since the first game in 1970.