GAME NOTES: Bears 22 Raiders 20

Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders 22-20 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

*Janikowski Ties Tim Brown's Games Played Record *

  • K Sebastian Janikowskiplayed in his 240th game as a Raider, tying the franchise record also held by Tim Brown. Janikowski will have the opportunity to set the franchise games played record next week against Denver.
  • Janikowskiconverted two field goals and two extra points in the game, improving his season record to 7-for-7 from the field and 10-for-10 on extra points for 31 total points.

Woodson Moves Into Top 10

  • S Charles Woodsonhauled in his second fourth-quarter interception in the last two games, giving him 62 career interceptions, tying him with Dick Lebeau and Davie Brown for ninth on the all-time list.
  • Woodsonhas at least two picks in back-to-back seasons for the first time as a Raider, becoming the first Raider to do it since Stanford Routt from 2010-11.

Crabtree Leads Receivers; Cooper Taps His Toes

  • WR Michael Crabtreeled the team with five receptions and 80 receiving yards, giving him 23 catches and 264 yards on the season with one touchdown.
  • WR Amari Cooperhauled in four passes for 49 yards in the contest, including a 26-yard touchdown pass from Carr in the second quarter for his second career touchdown.
  • Crabtreeand Cooperare the first pair of Raiders teammates since 2005 (LaMont Jordan, Randy Moss), and the second pair in franchise history, to each record at least four receptions in each of the team's first four games.

*Carr Tosses Two Touchdowns *

  • QB Derek Carrfinished the game 20-for-33 passing for 196 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Carr had two first-half touchdowns for the third time in his career, and the first time in back-to-back games.
  • Carr now has 28 career passing touchdowns, moving him ahead of Tom Flores (27) for the most by a Raider through his first two seasons.

Three Timely Takeaways

  • The Raiders defenseproduced three key takeaways in the game, two fumble recoveries and one Charles Woodson interception. That marks the first time the Raiders have had three takeaways since Sept. 28, 2014 at Miami.

Two Team TDs

  • The Raiders offensehas posted at least two touchdowns in six straight games for the first time since Weeks 6-11 of the 2012 season.
  • The offense has produced two passing touchdowns in four straight games, the longest stretch since Weeks 8-11 in 2012.  

Helu, Jr. Finds the End Zone

  • RB Roy Helu, Jr.scored his first touchdown as a Raider on a 4-yard reception in the second quarter, marking his fourth career receiving score.
  • Helu, Jr.was also a key part of the offense late in the game, carrying the ball five times for 22 yards and finishing the game with two receptions for 13 yards.

Williams and McGee Recover Key Fumbles

  • DT Dan Williamscame up with a fumbled snap by the Bears to give the Raiders control on the Bears' 25-yard line. That marks Williams' second career fumble recovery and his first since 2012.
  • DT Stacy McGeerecovered a Matt Forte fumble in the third quarter, his second career fumble recovery. The ball was forced out by CB David Amerson,his first career forced fumble.

A. Smith Notches First Raiders Sack

  • LB Aldon Smithclosed the first half with a 5-yard sack, his first as an Oakland Raider and the 45th of his career. Smith's last sack came on Nov. 23, 2014 vs. Washington.

Mack and Tuck Get to Cutler

  • DE Khalil Mackand DE Justin Tuckeach reached Bears QB Jay Cutler for a sack, with Mack's 1-yard sack coming late in the fourth quarter. Mack now has three sacks on the season.
  • Tuck's sack gives him 66.5 career sacks, six as a Raider and his first of the season.

M. Smith Leads Tacklers

  • LB Malcolm Smithagain led the Raiders in tackling with 10 stops (nine solo), adding a quarterback pressure and a forced fumble in the contest, according to unofficial press box statistics. Smith now has four career forced fumbles and his first as a Raider.

Blocked Extra Point

  • DE Denico Autrystuck a hand up and blocked Robbie Gould's extra point attempt in the first quarter, marking the Raiders' second blocked extra point attempt this season (Justin Tuck, Sept. 13, 2015 vs. Cin.).
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