Buffalo Bills Drop Preseason Opener: Defense Gets 9 Sacks, Offense Gets 3 Points

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Buffalo Bills Drop Preseason Opener: Defense Gets 9 Sacks, Offense Gets 3 Points
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The Buffalo Bills lost their preseason opener Saturday night at the Chicago Bears 10-3. The Bills starters played several drives in the first quarter for the most part. From there, it was the second and third-teamers.

Bruce Smith is the all-time Bills career leader with 171 sacks. He would have to be proud of a Bills defense that generated nine sacks in their first contest of the exhibition season. Nine sacks hasn't occurred very often lately for a Bills defensive unit that generated only 27 in the entire 2010 season. Last night's haul was one-third of the entire season total, to give you an idea of how huge that production was.

Many of them occurred against the Bears' second- and third-string quarterbacks, but with the combination of Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Shawne Merriman, the Bills have the potential to cause nightmares for quarterbacks all year, provided that all three can stay healthy.

For anyone that did not see the game, it is being re-aired on the NFL Network tonight at 7:00 pm EST.

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