Bears end preseason on a sour note against Bills

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 30: AJ McCarron #10 of the Buffalo Bills breaks away from Ro’Derrick Hoskins #63 of the Chicago Bears to score a touchdown during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A.J. McCarren’s six-yard touchdown pass to Keith Towbridge with 13 seconds left completed a huge fourth quarter comeback in the Bills 28-27 win against the Chicago Bears in their preseason opener.

The Bears led 27-3 after three quarters, but gave up four scores and 25-unanswered points to end the preseason with a 2-3 record.

Quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Chase Daniel sat out of the Bears final tune up before the regular season so Tyler Bray took every snap against the Bills Thursday night. Bray finished 19/29 with 180 passing yards and one interception.

Running back Ryan Nall is trying to earn a spot on the roster, and made the most of his opportunities against Buffalo. The undrafted rookie ran for 79 yards on four carries, highlighted by a 32-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give the Bears a 20-0 lead. In second half Nall even played some snaps at fullback.

“I think that I left it all out there,” Nall said following Thursday’s game. “Like I said, there’s only so much I can do, only so much I can control. The positive side in me thinks that I’ll make the team, the realistic side knows there’s a chance that I might not.”

The Bears will make their final cuts the next two days. The team has until Saturday afternoon to cut its roster down to 53 players.

Next up for the Bears is the start of the regular season. Chicago will travel north to play NFC North rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football on Sept. 9.

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