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 a team that they should have beaten. This Sunday Youth Leonard Floyd Jersey , they travel to Buffalo to put the finishing touches on their 4-game excursion against the AFC East. The Bears will hopefully fly home victorious, meaning they went 2-2 in that stretch and are 5-3 at the halfway point. The biggest test in this game will be scoring on a very good good Bills defense. The other side of the ball, however, is a different story entirely. The Bills offensive line is a mess, they don't run the ball particularly well, and they are likely starting Nathan Peterman at quarterback. Peterman has been nothing short of awful in his short NFL career thus far, so this would be a welcome development for the Bears. If Peterman does start, I think you can expect to see Vic Fangio put on his Urban Sombrero and strut his stuff. Here is my list of players to keep an eye on Sunday afternoon.Who to WatchAnthony Miller: I am expecting the Bears to sit Allen Robinson again this week. There simply is not reason to risk him to injury if you can win a game without him, he is going to be necessary in the second half of the season. The player that I think is going to step up in a big way this week is Anthony Miller. He has been open a ton the past few games and it feels like he and Mitch Trubisky are on the verge of breaking out. I think it happens this week. Jordan Howard: Given how I expect this game to play out, and how awful the Bills offense is, the Bears should have Jordan Howard on the game plan in permanent marker. Kyle Long is going to be out, but given his play this season Womens Cody Parkey Jersey , that might not be a bad thing. Unless, of course, Eric Kush is going to start in his stead. My personal preference would be to see what recently signed Bryan Witzmann looks like at right guard. The running game improved with rookie guard James Daniels in the game and I would like to see what a re-tooled offensive line would look like.Leonard Floyd: I am assuming that Khalil Mack is going to sit this game out as well, which means that Leonard Floyd needs to step up. Floyd has played the run well and has been sneaky solid in the passing game, providing both pressure and coverage ability. But that isn't enough. The good news is that Floyd will likely be lined up against a player that Bears fans know well: Jordan Mills. If last Monday's game was any indication of Mills' improvements–or lack thereof–then Floyd should have a big game. Eddie Jackson: No matter what Matt Nagy or Eddie Jackson has said about his late hit last week, it was a dumb play, no way around that. After some reflection on his part (hopefully), he will come out hungry against the Bills. As many have noted, Peterman is an interception machine, handing them out like Oprah does cars. The cornerbacks should feast a bit but Jackson has shown an ability to be a ballhawk against lesser competition, and Nathan Peterman is certainly that. What are your thoughts? Which Bears players are you keeping an eye on this Sunday afternoon against the Bills?Stay tuned for my Three Keys to the Game tomorrow morning and in case you missed it, here is my What to Watch For from earlier today.Spying on the enemy: NFC North training camp reports Despite the Fort Knox approach from the Chicago Bears' PR staff , most fans are well aware of how the team's first week and a half of camp has gone. Even with the Bears a week ahead of 30 other teams, the remainder of teams have reported to camp and are in full-swing. Included in those teams that have reported and have started practices, is the NFC North.For a deeper dive into enemy territory, let's jump in.Green Bay PackersUSA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin-USANews and notesSecond year receiver Michael Clark announced his retirement after he did not report to camp.A pair of Packers— Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga and pass rusher Nick Perry– have started practice on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Both are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.Receiver Randall Cobb announced that he had off-season surgery on his foot.New tight end Jimmy Graham spent a lot of time this off-season catching passing from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, according to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.Early ReturnsRodgers started off camp with a host of interceptions in the team's first practice, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Appears Mitchell Trubisky isn't the only one slinging it around with little worry in late July.Jason Spriggs is taking the majority of the team's starting reps at right tackle with Bulaga on the PUP, via Wood.According to Wood, the team's starting corners have been Kevin King and Tramon Williams on the boundary with first rounder Jaire Alexander taking most reps in the nickel.Quinten Rollins has been spotted taking reps at both inside linebacker and safety early in camp. Filling a similar role to Morgan Burnett who left in March for Pittsburgh, via Michael Cohen of the Athletic.Via Cohen, Receiver Geronimo Allison is expected to receive the first crack as the team's primary third receiver.Kicker Mason Crosby was 7 of 8 in the team's first padded practice Saturday, via Wood. Roster BattlesReceiver Three: Allison, DeAngelo Yancey , J'Mon Moore and Trevor Davis.Running back: Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.Quarterback Two: DeShone Kizer and Brett Hundley.Cornerback Two: Williams and Josh Jackson.Nickel cornerback: Jaire Alexander Davon House.Minnesota VikingsBrad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsNews and notesLast Sunday, the team's offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away at the age of 56.The entire Vikings organization skipped practice on Friday to attend Sparano's funeral service. Multiple current and former players attended, along with coaches like Rob Ryan.Pending free agent linebacker Anthony Barr says he is prepared to play out the season and is not focused on a new contract.Vikings named Clancy Barone and Andrew Janocko co-offensive line coaches. Todd Downing will be the new tight end coach.Head coach Mike Zimmer plans to limit pass rusher Everson Griffen's snaps this year to keep him fresh. Griffen has been a limited participant since tweaking his knee in the spring.Receiver Stefon Diggs says he "loves it here" and wants to remain with the team long-term. Wouldn't confirm if a new contract was close.Early ReturnsAccording to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, there's no knee brace for second year running back Dalvin Cook, as he returns from a torn ACL. Starting center Pat Elflein will start camp on PUP but isn't expected to be out long.The expectation is that first round rookie cornerback Mike Hughes will be the kick returner to start preseason. Marcus Sherels is expected to return punts, via Tomasson.Receiver Stacy Coley has missed the start of practices with a groin strain, via Arif Hasan of Zone Coverage Minnesota.Quarterback Kirk Cousins has impressed so far with both his leadership skills and on the field play, according to his teammates, according to ESPN.Former Bear Tom Compton and Danny Isidora will compete for the starting left guard position, via Hasan.Diggs has played like a true number one receiver early in camp, according to J. Reid of Inside the Pylon.Roster BattlesReceiver Three: Laquon Treadwell and Kendall Wright.Left guard: Nick Easton Womens Eric Kush Jersey , Compton and Isidora.Right tackle: Brian O'Neill and Rashod Hill.Nickel cornerback: Hughes and Mackensie Alexander.Detroit LionsRaj Mehta-USA TODAY SportsNews and NotesAt the start of camp, the Lions signed veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois.Both pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah and reciever Andy Jones will start practices on the PUP list.The team placed pash rusher and former Bear Cornelius Washington and linebacker Devon Kennard on the Active Non-Football Injury (NFI) list.Early ReturnsFirst round guard Frank Ragnow has been very impressive early on and is expected to win a starting job, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.Tavon Wilson appears to have the early leg up as the starting safety alongside Glover Quin. Via Kent Lee Platte of Pride of Detroit.Also according to Platte, Teez Tabor has been working with the second team, with Quandre Diggs taking first team snaps as the nickel. Tabor has struggled so far.Undrafted receiver Teo Redding has impressed, according to Kyle Meinke of the MLive Media Group.Receiver Marvin Jones hurt his leg in practice on Saturday but says "I'm good". Was back at practice on Sunday according to Platte.Defensive back Jamal Agnew and receivers TJ Jones and Golden Tate appear to be the trio returning punts earlier in camp according to Platte.CB Deshawn Shead has received the starting nod across from Darius Slay, via Platte.Kennard was seen jogging and working with trainers at Sunday's practice. Appears close to returning. Via Pride of Detroit.According to Meinke, running back LeGarrette Blount was splitting starting reps with rookie Kerryon Johnson before leaving Sunday's practice with an injury.Meinke also notes that running back Theo Riddick should not be written off. Could he push Ameer Abdullah off the final roster? Only time will tell.Roster BattlesRunning back: Abdullah, Zach Zenner and Riddick may be fighting for the final two positions.Starting tight end: Michael Roberts, Luke Willson and Levine ToiloloStrong safety: Wilson and Diggs.Cornerback: Shead and Tabor.
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