By Andrea Montolivo
Chicago, United States, Dec 24 (EFE).- The Buffalo Bills triumphed 35-13 on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago against a Bears team in free fall and added their seventh consecutive victory in the NFL, in a game played at -15C due to an arctic storm affecting the United States.
Having secured a place in the playoffs for the fourth straight season, the Bills rallied from 6-10 in the first half and remained solid leaders in the American Conference (AFC) East with a record of 12-3.
The Bears are sunk in the last place in the North of the National Conference (NFC) with a balance of 3-12 and have been without goals for weeks this season.
For the Bills, one of the big favorites to reach the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Phoenix, Josh Allen threw for 172 yards with two touchdowns, although he was intercepted twice after three games without an interception.
The Buffalo quarterback also ran for 41 yards and scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Bills hurt the Bears mostly on the ground, totaling 254 rushing yards. Devin Singletary led with 106 yards and a touchdown and also showed off Jack Cook, with 99 yards and touchdown.
On the Bears, Fields threw for 119 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He only ran 11 yards, unusual for him, having registered more than 1,000 rushing yards this season.
The Chicagoans suffered their eighth consecutive loss and the 11th in their last 12 games.
It was played in extremely demanding climatic conditions, with a perceived temperature of -27C, in a Soldier Field attended by just over 30,000 spectators, for a capacity of more than 60,000.
The Bears, more focused on next season for weeks now having written this one off,, had a good start, just like the week before against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dante Pettis, after receiving a six-yard pass from Fields, scored the touchdown that gave the Bears the lead, although the Billls took just two minutes to seal their first reply of the afternoon, the work of Gabe Davis after a pass for 19 yards from Josh Allen.
The strong wind from the Windy City made it difficult to transform and the Bears held a 7-6 lead that they increased to 10-6 before the break with a field goal by Brazilian Cairo Santos.
In the second quarter, Allen suffered the first of two interceptions of the day and ended a three-game streak without a miss.
However, the Bills imposed logic upon returning from the locker room. Devin Singletary covered 33 yards on the run to score the touchdown that, with a two-point conversion, put land in the middle between the two teams (14-10).
Shortly after, a fumble by DeSaun Jackson led to a new touchdown by the Bears, the work of James Cook for 21-10.
The options for the Bears ended there, in which the only joy would be a new field goal from Santos. The Brazilian has 44 consecutive field goals connected from distances equal to or less than 40 yards.
A touchdown on the run, this time from Josh Allen, and a 19-yard pass from Allen himself to Dawson Knox definitively closed the match at Soldier Field. EFE