CHICAGO — It’s a frosty day at Soldier Field, but that won’t stop the Bears and Bills from facing off Saturday in Chicago.
The 3-11 Bears team of Matt Eberflus will face the Buffalo Bills 11-3 in the afternoon. The temperature is in the single digits, with winds blowing in excess of 20 miles per hour. It could be a tough day for quarterbacks Justin Fields and Josh Allen.
To follow @bears_insider for live updates throughout the game. Shaw Local Bears beat reporter Sean Hammond who covers the game live from Soldier Field. Follow him on Twitter at @sean_hammond and on Instagram at @bears_reporter. Journalist Jake Bartelson will also report, follow him on Twitter at @JakeBartelson.
Here’s everything Bears fans need to know ahead of the game. Stay here throughout the game for live updates.
Inactive and injured
In a surprising move, Bears cornerbacks Jaylon Johnson (finger/ribs) and Kindle Vildor (ankle) were placed on injured reserve Friday. Both had battled injuries during training, but their situation was apparently more serious than previously thought. With only three games left, their seasons are over.
Game day inactives for the Bears are receiver Chase Claypool, receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, right guard Teven Jenkins, defensive tackle Angelo Blackson, quarterback Tim Boyle, left guard Cody Whitehair and tight end Trevon Westco.
The offense will once again play without several key receivers. N’Keal Harry, who missed last week’s game with a back injury, is expected to play. Harry might be one of the best receivers on the team, along with Byron Pringle.
What to expect in Saturday’s game
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Throwing and kicking the soccer ball could be difficult in these weather conditions. Bears kicker Cairo Santos says kicking a football in these freezing temperatures is like kicking a rock. Santos made a key adjustment to his extra points last week.
The weather was the talk of the week at Halas Hall. Saturday’s match should be unique for everyone involved, both on the pitch and in the stands.
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