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loss to their bitter rivals , the New England Patriots (6-2), in Week 8. Buffalo must turn around on a short week and prepare to face a top-10 defense and a first-place squad in the Chicago Bears (4-3), who (while they are in first place) are—like Buffalo—in a bit of tailspin.While the Bills have dropped three straight games, the Bears have lost two of their last three (including a 38-31 shootout loss to the Patriots) following a 3-1 start. On the latest edition of the new and improved Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fans Podcast, host John Boccacino is joined by Robert Zeglinski from Windy City Gridiron to preview Sunday’s 1 p.m. Eastern clash at New Era Field. We have everything you need to know to get ready for the game—Buffalo’s second in six days. Boccacino and Zeglinski provided their keys to the game, which has Buffalo opening up as a 10-point home underdog vs. the Bears. Hear what our podcast duo had to say about the game.Among the topics covered on the podcast: the health status of LB Khalil Mack; what Buffalo can do to harass QB Mitchell Trubisky; the state of the Bears’ offensive line with the recent injury to guard Kyle Long; and how Buffalo can attack the Bears’ secondary. A big challenge for the Bills will be getting pressure on Trubisky. When Trubisky feels pressure, he is more apt to throw interceptions. While his numbers (64.6% completions, 1,814 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions) look good, Zeglinski said Trubisky has been a much better quarterback in the second half of games this year. The Bills will have to contain running backs Tarik Cohen (224 rushing yards , 5.2 yards per rush; with 30 receptions for 398 yards and three touchdowns) and Jordan Howard (392 rushing yards, 3.5 yards per rush; with 11 receptions for 87 yards), along with a passing attack fueled by Cohen, Taylor Gabriel (34 receptions for 381 yards and two touchdowns), Trey Burton (27 catches for 343 yards with four touchdowns), and Allen Robinson (25 catches for 285 yards and two touchdowns). Defensively, Mack’s status is up in the air, but Zeglinski doesn’t expect the all-world pass rusher to suit up. The Bears will still look to get pressure on quarterback Nathan Peterman without Mack. Look for Buffalo’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to continue to mix up the play calls (more Wildcat, direct snaps, and shots downfield) to try and counter an aggressive Bears defense that has 20 sacks and 11 interceptions this year. Our experts offered up their score predictions for the game—Buffalo’s first true home game vs. Da Bears in Western New York since Sept. 29, 2002. In that game , Travis Henry caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe just 1:58 into overtime to lift Buffalo to a 33-27 win. Neither expert predicts the offense to match the output from that day, with both calling for the Bears to hold off the Bills at New Era Field. Check out our Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fan Podcastfor answers to these questions and score predictions from our experts!SoundCloud | iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | Podbay | Podfanatic |Subscribe, rate, and review our Buffalo Rumblings podcast now and leave your comments below. You can also download an MP3 version of the podcast by signing up for a free account at SoundCloud. We’re looking for feedback and want to hear from you! Tyrod Taylor remembers winning the starting job, throwing touchdown passes and seeing die-hard fans standing in snow at Buffalo's airport on New Year's Eve to celebrate the end of a 17-year playoff drought.His three years with the Bills were special, filled with long-lasting memories.His exit wasn't.Traded to Cleveland in March for a third-round draft pick (No. 65 overall), Taylor said Tuesday that he holds no bitterness toward the Bills, but that the team's decision to part ways with him is fueling his desire to deliver for the Browns.It's driving him."Each year has its own way of motivating itself," Taylor said. "But definitely how I think it ended there, it's motivation for this year."Coming off a "perfect" performance in his preseason debut for the Browns last week, Taylor , who has quickly established himself as a leader in Cleveland, will face his former teammates for the first time Friday night when the Bills visit in the second exhibition for both teams.Taylor made it clear that there's no resentment and that his focus this week, and every week, is on improving the Browns — not paying back the Bills."I'm looking forward to Week 2 of the preseason," Taylor said. "I'm not going to make this about me or Buffalo. It's an opportunity for us to get better as a team, an opportunity for me to get better as a player."While that's honorable, Taylor reiterated that if somewhere down the line the Browns and Bills ever matched up in the postseason, he'd love to show Buffalo what it's missing."I wouldn't say it was painful," Taylor said of being dealt by the Bills. "I have nothing to hold (hang) my head about in my time in Buffalo. It was a progression from a players' standpoint each and every year, but of course why would I not want to beat that team in the playoffs if it comes down to that?"I'm always excited to compete. But I know those guys, played against those guys , the majority of those guys for the past three years, some new players and I'd love to play against those guys."It didn't take long for the 29-year-old Taylor to ingratiate himself to the Browns. He has set an example on and off the field, whether arriving at 5 a.m. to get in an early morning workout or staying late to break down film.It's the only way Taylor knows, and he's having a strong influence on rookie Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick who will one day supplant him as Cleveland's starter.Mayfield said Taylor is showing him how to be a professional."Just the work ethic and everything he brings to the table every day," Mayfield said, when asked about Taylor's standards. "It's the same every day. You hear (offensive coordinator) coach (Todd) Haley talk about 'not being a yo-yo guy. You want to be consistent,' and Ty really, really is the example of that."He's the same guy every day. You know exactly what you're going to get out of him, and that's important for our guys to see that. They see the standard. They see the expectations, and he lives up to it every day."Taylor set a high bar for himself last week by recording a perfect 158.3 rating in two series against the New York Giants. He completed 5 of 5 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown before turning the offense over to Mayfield , who shined in his NFL preseason debut.Mayfield's performance prompted a push — locally and nationally — for the Browns to start the Heisman Trophy winner over Taylor.But while there's noise outside the Browns, Taylor's world is tranquil."I really don't hear those comments," he said. "I've always been focused on myself. Like I said from Day One, I'm in competition with myself and how can I make myself better each and every day and I'm going to keep having that mindset and push myself to be the best player I can be."NOTES: Tempers flared during practice, which featured three fights, including one involving Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry and starting CB Terrence Mitchell. As Landry rolled on the ground following a catch, Mitchell went over the top of him and hit the receiver's back. Landry popped up and slammed the ball of Mitchell's helmet before they grabbed each other's facemasks. Coach Hue Jackson chalked the skirmishes up to the dog days of camp. "This is football. We have been going after it," Jackson said. "It is not something that we want. We are men. Guys know as long as we do not start swinging with our fists and we let it go, we can move on from it." ... Former Ohio State DT Jonathan Hankins is scheduled to work out for the Browns on Wednesday. He previously played for the Giants and Colts.

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