Bills look for tone setter Sunday at Chicago

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams (19) poses for a photographer during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – With the season opener just four days away, the Bills are looking to set the tone for 2014 this Sunday in Chicago.

“You always want to come out there and set the tone for the season. Not just that one drive, that first half. We want to come out of the gates, and come in hot,” said safety Aaron Williams.

The game will also be a chance to erase the memory of a preseason filled with struggles for the offense. Players unanimously said today, the preseason results do not concern them. The offense, like the rest of the team, is more focused on the regular season goal of snapping the 14-year playoff drought.

“I can’t control what’s happened in the past. You have to move and look forward. Chicago’s our first opportunity, my first opportunity for this regular season. I want to come out there, and start it off how we want to,” said quarterback EJ Manuel.

Tight end Lee Smith (toe) is the only player who did not practice today. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (groin), linebacker Randell Johnson (ankle), and safety Jonathan Meeks (neck) were all limited. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins practiced in full with a rib injury.
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