First Half Highlights Against The Chicago Bears

The Oakland Raiders took on the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.

At the half, the Raiders trail 16-14.

Here are the highlights from the first half.

The Raiders won the coin toss and elected to defer, and on the opening kickoff, Sebastian Janikowski booted the ball through the back of the end zone for a touchback.

After surrendering an early touchdown to Chicago, the extra point was blocked by defensive tackle Denico Autry, resulting in a 6-0 lead for the Bears with 10:57 remaining in the first quarter.

The Raiders came up empty on their first offensive series of the afternoon, but punter Marquette King was able to pin the Bears deep in their own territory, forcing the Chicago offense to start at their own 6-yard line.

The Oakland defense was able to force with a punt with 6:30 remaining in the first quarter after Jay Cutler couldn't find an open receiver when facing a 3rd and 19.

With 5:20 left in the first quarter, the Raiders completed their first third down of the afternoon when Derek Carr found wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a gain of 11.

The defense stood pat once again, as Cutler was sacked on a 3rd and 7 by Justin Tuck to force another Chicago punt.

Carr converted a key third down with 11:45 left in the second half, finding running back Latavius Murray who ran down the sideline for a gain of 11.

On the next play, Carr dropped back and threw a 26-yard dime to Amari Cooper who hauled in the pass in the end zone.

The play was originally ruled incomplete, but Head Coach Jack Del Rio challenged the call, which was eventually overturned.

Sebastian Janikowski added the PAT to give the Silver and Black a 7-6 lead with 11:10 remaining in the half.

With 8:18 left in the half, Cutler fumbled the snap from center and Dan Williams recovered the ball, giving the Raiders possession at the Chicago 25-yard line.

Carr and the Raiders offense took full advantage of the gift as running back Roy Helu, Jr., scampered into the end zone after hauling in a pass from Carr.

A Janikowski PAT extended the Raiders lead to 14-6 with 7:12 left in the first half.

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