Raiders at Bears Game Preview


The Raiders take on the Chicago Bears for the first time since a 2007 meeting in Oakland, and the first time in Chicago since 2003. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

DATE: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 5:30 p.m. PT | SITE: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, face the NFC Northern Division Chicago Bears in the second preseason contest for both teams.

TELEVISION/RADIO:Greg Papa and Tom Flores, alongside Jim Plunkett, will simulcast the game on the Raiders Radio and Television Network. Raiders Legend George Atkinson will serve as the broadcast's sideline analyst alongside the host of the broadcast, popular radio personality JT the Brick.  This week's game will be televised live locally on KTVU FOX 2. There will be an encore showing of the game on Sunday, August 22 at on KICU TV36. The game will air live on Raiders Radio Network originating on KITS LIVE 105.3 FM and KFRC 1550 AM, the Silver and Black's flagship for the multi-state Radio Network. Papa and Raiders two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Tom Flores will man the booth for the 13th straight year. The radio pregame and postgame shows will feature Raider Legends Atkinson and David Humm.

SERIES: The Raiders-Bears preseason series is tied at eight. They last met in the preseason in 1991.


1977    Chicago 20, at Raiders 13                   1988          at Raiders 37, Chicago 22
1978    Raiders 14, at  Chicago 14                  1989          Chicago 41, at Raiders 38
1983    Chicago 27, at Raiders 21                   1990          Raiders 20, at Chicago 3
1987    at Raiders 20, Chicago 17                   1991          at Raiders 13, Chicago 10


RAIDERS:QB Jason Campbell and Bears WR Devin Aromashodu were teammates at Auburn…TE John Owens played for the Bears in 2004…DT John Henderson and Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and G Frank Omiyale are from Nashville, TN…Henderson, LB Quentin Groves and T Khalif Barnes were all teammates with Chicago TE Richard Angulo with the Jaguars in 2008…RB Darren McFadden and Chicago's Marcus Harrison, Chris Harris, and Quentin Scott are all from Little Rock…CB Walter McFadden and Chicago's Joshua Moore both grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and attended Blanche Ely High School…G Cooper Carlisle and Bears TE Desmond Clark were teammates with the Broncos from 2000-01…Carlisle also played in Denver with Bears QB Jay Cutler in 2006…LB Ricky Brown attended Boston College with Bears G/C Josh Beekman and T James Marten…S Stevie Brown and Chicago RB Brandon Minor played together at Michigan…RB Michael Bush and CB Woodny Turenne of the Bears both played at Louisville…G Brandon Rodd and Chicago C Olin Kreutz were both born in Honolulu…WR Chaz Schilens played with Bears G Lance Louis at San Diego State.

BEARS: T James Marten played for the Raiders in 2008…LB Lance Briggs is from Sacramento and attended Elk Grove High School…RB Kahlil Bell went to high school at Marin Catholic in Kentfield…WR Rashied Davis went to San Jose State and played for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League…FB Eddie Williams attended Aragon High School in San Mateo, the same high school as Raiders FB Manase Tonga…DT Jarron Gilbert played at San Jose State…DT Matt Toeaina was born in San Francisco…FB Will Ta'ufo'ou went to Cal.


SACK ATTACK:The Raiders defense totaled six sacks in the preseason opener at Dallas, with defensive ends Lamarr Houston and Matt Shaughnessy totaling two sacks apiece. Houston got to the quarterback twice for 13 yards in losses, while Shaughnessy's multiple sack performance accounted for 16 yards in losses. Defensive tackle Chris Cooper also notched a five-yard sack, and linebacker Trevor Scott forced a fumble with his first sack of the preseason.

SPREADING IT AROUND: Quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller connected with 12 different receivers in the preseason opener at Dallas. Four different receivers recorded multiple catches in the win, with Johnnie Lee Higgins, Yamon Figurs and Zach Miller each hauling in three receptions. Higgins led all Raiders with 38 receiving yards and running back Michael Bennett's lone reception went for 33 yards. Wide receiver Nick Miller also pitched in with a four-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

PICK SIX: Safety Jerome Boyd sealed the Raiders preseason victory at Dallas with a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Boyd, who spent the majority of the 2009 season on the Raiders practice squad, picked off a Matt Nichols pass and scampered for the score with less than a minute left in regulation. It was the first career interception for the Oregon product.

CAMPBELL DEBUTS: Quarterback Jason Campbell made his Silver and Black debut under center in the Raiders preseason win at Dallas. Campbell, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Washington Redskins, completed seven of 13 pass attempts for 49 yards in the first half.

BENNETT TOTALS 101:  Veteran running back Michael Bennett eclipsed the century mark for total yardage in the Raiders preseason win at Dallas. Bennett rushed for a game-high 68 yards on 12 carries (5.7 avg.) and added a 33-yard reception in the fourth quarter to help set up a Raiders field goal.

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