Coming off impressive win, Raiders prepare for international showdown with Chicago Bears

The Oakland Raiders made the trip across the pond following Sunday’s contest in Indianapolis to battle the Chicago Bears in Week 5 for the NFL's first-ever matchup in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It will mark the team's second consecutive season playing in London and fifth time playing internationally in the last six years. The all-time regular season series between the two clubs is currently tied at seven wins apiece, with Chicago taking the most recent victory in 2015 by a score of 22-20. Kickoff for the International matchup is set for 10:00 a.m. PT this Sunday, Oct. 6.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Kickoff: 10:00 a.m. PT
Site: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Capacity/Surface: 62,062/Synthetic Turf
Regular Season: Series tied, 7-7
Postseason: None, 0-0

The Raiders lost to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 by a score of 14-34. The team closed the gap to 14 with an opportunity to cut the lead to single digits going into the halftime break, but fell short in doing so and could not muster the comeback in the second half of play. Notable highlights in the contest included a breakout performance from TE Darren Waller, who once again led the team in receiving yards and receptions. Waller posted a career-high 13 catches for 134 yards on the day, tied for the second-most receptions in franchise history.

Both his receptions and receiving yards in Week 3 rank first among tight ends in a single game in 2019. Waller's 26 receptions this season rank second in the NFL and stand as the most receptions by a Raider through the first three weeks of a season in club history.

WR Tyrell Williams chipped in with a late fourth-quarter receiving TD from QB Derek Carr. Williams became the third player in franchise history to record a receiving score in each of the first three games of a season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989) and Art Powell (1963). Carr earned his 25th career game with a passer rating of at least 100, tying Daryle Lamonica for the second-most such games in franchise history.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Network Provider: FOX
Play-by-play: Dick Stockton
Color Analyst: Mark Schlereth
Sideline: Jennifer Hale
Producer: Eric Billigmeier
Director: Scott Katz

Here are some notable connections between the two teams:

• Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson spent one season with the Bears, serving as the quarterbacks coach in 2003.

• Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith joined the Raiders after spending three seasons as tight ends coach with the Bears from 2015-17.

• Raiders wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett played running back for the Bears from 1998-99, appearing in 32 games with 15 starts.

• Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon spent one season with the Bears in 2017, playing in four games and passing for 833 yards with four touchdowns.

• Bears LB Khalil Mack was selected by the Raiders in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2014 NFL draft and spent four seasons with the club from 2014-17.

• Bears WR/RS Cordarrelle Patterson spent one season with the Raiders in 2017.

• Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano spent two seasons as defensive backs coach for the Raiders from 2005-06.

• Bears K Eddy Pineiro was traded to the Bears in 2019 after originally signing the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend

The Bears enter Week 5 on a three-game winning streak after opening the season with a Week 1 loss. Chicago defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 by a score of 16-6 to move to 3-1 before this Sunday's matchup. Following their contest, both clubs will return home for their Bye Weeks in Week 6. The Raiders will then continue their 49-day stretch away from Oakland and travel to Green Bay to face the Packers in Week 7, marking their third NFC North opponent in their last four contests, while the Bears will stay at home to square off against the New Orleans Saints.

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