The Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears contest will see both teams playing in their second preseason game of the 2021 NFL campaign. Let’s look at the start time, TV channel, how to live stream, and the current NFL odds for the Bills vs. Bears bout.
Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears | Preseason Week 2
How can you watch this week’s game between the Bills and Bears, and what time is it on?
How to watch, live streams, TV channel, & more
- Start time: 1 PM ET, August 21
- Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
- TV channel: NFL Network, WIVB-TV (Buffalo), Chicago Bears Network on FOX32
- Live stream options:
- Hulu Live TV
The Bears enter this contest as 4-point favorites, with Bills QB Josh Allen set to miss a second consecutive preseason game. That sets the stage for former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to start for Buffalo, while rookie Justin Fields is expected to play significant snaps for Chicago. The point total is between 38-38.5 depending on the sportsbook you use.
Bills vs. Bears series history
The Bills and Bears have met 13 times in the regular season, with Chicago leading the all-time series 8-5. Here are the last five meetings between the two teams in the regular season.
- Bills 33-27 Bears | 2002
- Bears 40-7 Bills | 2006
- Bears 22-19 Bills | 2010
- Bills 23-20 Bears | 2014
- Bears 41-9 Bills | 2018
The last time these teams faced each other, the Bears won convincingly. An injury to rookie Josh Allen forced the Bills to start Nathan Peterman at quarterback. The game went as expected, with Peterman throwing 3 interceptions in a 32-point Bears victory.
Bills 2021 preseason schedule
- Week 1 | @ Detroit Lions (W 16-15) | August 13
- Week 2 | @ Chicago Bears | August 21
- Week 3 | vs. Green Bay Packers | August 28
Bears 2021 preseason schedule
- Week 1 | vs. Miami Dolphins (W 20-13) | August 14
- Week 2 | vs. Buffalo Bills | August 21
- Week 3 | @ Tennessee Titans | August 28