Chicago entered their matchup on Sunday as the heavy favorite, and they fully lived up to expectations. They blew past Buffalo 41-9.
It took a quarter to shake off the cobwebs, but after zero first-quarter points, the Chicago offense picked up 28 points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Buffalo couldn't get anything going offensively, leaving the score at 28-0 heading into the break. The Chicago defense stood its ground in the third quarter, giving up 3 and all but finishing the contest.
Among those leading the charge for Chicago was Jordan Howard, who rushed for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 carries. Additional support came from defensive powerhouse Roquan Smith, who racked up 11 tackles.
The win makes it two in a row for Chicago and bumps their record up to 5-3. Buffalo's loss makes it four in a row and drags their record down to 2-7.
Chicago will look to defend their home turf next week against Detroit at 2:00 p.m. Detroit took a loss in their last match and are no doubt out to reverse Chicago's good fortune. As for Buffalo, they will face off against the Jets. The Jets also experienced difficulties finding the end zone in their match last week, so look for the defenses to decide this one.