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Like the Bears, the Bills have fielded a shoddy offensive line this season, which is ranked in the bottom half of the league in sacks and QB hits allowed. Bears DE Julius Peppers will have the option of lining up against either LT Demetrius Bell or the rookie RT Cordaro Howard, both of whom have performed poorly in pass protection.
Last week, Howard allowed 2.5 sacks and over four QB hits against a pedestrian Chiefs defense. In his second year, the inexperienced Bell is still adjusting to the speed and intensity of NFL pass rushers.
As he has done all season, Peppers will bounce around throughout the game, probing for potential cracks on the Bills line, which he will find. This could be Peppers’ biggest game as a Bear.