- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

BUFFALO BILLS (6-10) at CHICAGO BEARS (8-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Bears by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 8-8, Chicago 4-10-2

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 7-4

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Bills 22-19, Nov. 7, 2010

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 29, Bears No. 12

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (2), PASS (28).

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (28), PASS (4).

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (16), PASS (5).

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (32), PASS (15).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buffalo entering new era with franchise for sale after founder and Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March. … Bills defense absorbed major blow when LB Kiko Alonso suffered likely season-ending injury two months ago. Led Buffalo with 159 tackles, two fumble recoveries and tied for team lead with four interceptions as rookie last season. … QB EJ Manuel looking to build on an inconsistent rookie season in which he was slowed by three knee injuries. Went 4-6, throwing for 11 touchdowns, nine interceptions and getting sacked 28 times. … Bears’ 54 season-opening victories lead NFL. … QB Jay Cutler tops in Bears history in passer rating (83.1), yards passing (14,913), completions (1,258), attempts (2,090). … RB Matt Forte second in Bears history in yards from scrimmage (9,585), yards rushing (6,666), fifth in rushing touchdowns (35). Third in franchise history in catches (341). … Game marks Bears debut for five-time Pro Bowl DE Jared Allen, one of several new players on rebuilt defense. Has seven straight double-digit sack seasons, tied for third-longest streak in NFL history. … K Robbie Gould with 234 field goals needs nine to tie Kevin Butler’s club record. .. CB Charles Tillman third in franchise history with 36 interceptions behind Gary Fencik (38), Richie Petitbon (37).

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