The Chicago Bears lost to the Buffalo Bills, 35-13, in a Week 16 game that was much closer than the final score indicates. The Bears’ defense played MVP candidate Josh Allen tough, while Justin Fields proved he’s still capable of making big plays with wide receivers who may not be playing in the NFL next season.
Saturday’s loss drops the Bears to 3-12 on the season. Their grip on the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft remains strong, and with the Houston Texans’ surprising victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 16, Chicago’s chances at landing the first pick in the draft increased.
Don’t get your hopes up, Bears fans. A lot has to go right for the Texans to win two more games; Chicago has to lose out, too. It’s highly unlikely the Bears will be ‘on the clock’ at the end of Week 18, but, hey, you never know.
Here are some key takeaways from Week 16’s loss to the Bills.