I know Neil posted something already. But, I had to pass this along.
Buffalo Bills safety Donte Whitner had this to say about playing at the Rogers Centre instead of at Ralph Wilson Stadium: "I believe if we were in Buffalo, with our real natural fans that really love the Bills, it could have made a difference.
"That's part of football," he said. "That's why you have home games, have home-field advantage, because of the fans, because of the 12th man."
I actually tend to agree with Whitner. The Bears had a six first half penalties, including four false starts. That's alarming since it was basically quiet when the Bears offense had the ball. The fans here were decidedly in the Bears' favor (I would guess 60-40). So it wouldn't be absurd to think that, in Buffalo, the Bills' fans could have created a more hostile environment for the Bears. In fact, since I've been there, I'd say there was a high probability of that, because it gets pretty raucous in there.
Bears safety Chris Harris called it a "semi-home game," and linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa cracked a joke about it.
"I don't know if we were giving out Bears jerseys or what, but it was awesome to see all the Bears fans," he said.