LB Kamerion Wimbley (96) sacked Bears QB Jay Cutler four times in the first half. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
On a warm, humid evening at Soldier Field, The Oakland Raiders took on the Chicago Bears in 2010 Preseason Week 2 action. The Raiders defeated the Bears 32-17 to improve to 2-0 on the preseason.
The Raiders won the toss and elected to receive. WR Yamon Figurs returned K Robbie Gould's opening kickoff 20 yards to the Raiders 19 where Oakland's offense went to work with Jason Campbell at quarterback. On 3rd and goal at the Bears 1, Campbell capped a 10-play, 81-yard drive with a 1-yard sneak for the score. K Sebastian Janikowski's extra point was good and Raiders led 7-0 with 8:27 left in the first quarter.
Danieal Manning returned the ensuing kickoff 23 yards to the 23. Sacks by DT Tommy Kelly and L B Kamerion Wimbley forced a 3-and-out and P Brad Maynard punt. Figurs returned the kick 6 yards to the Chicago 39 where the Silver and Black took over.
Janikowski's 43-yard field goal capped a 6-play, 14-yard drive and gave the Raiders a 10-0 lead with 4:58 to go in the first quarter.
WR Johnny Know returned the ensuing kickoff 21 yards to the Chicago 24. CB Stanford Routt broke up a pass for Knox on 3rd and 4 and the Bears were forced to punt. The Raiders took over at their own 20 after Figurs fielded the Maynard punt.
The Raiders next drive started well enough with a 40-yard screen pass to FB Marcel Reece, but Campbell was intercepted by Spencer Tillman and Chicago made the Raiders pay when RB Matt Forte scampered 89 yards for a touchdown. Gould's extra point cut the Raiders lead to 10-6 with 22 seconds left in the 1st quarter. The extra point failed.
RB Rock Cartwright returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders 38 and a horse-collar tackle penalty gave the Raiders the ball at the Chicago 48. The Raiders were unable to mount a drive and P Shane Lechler's punt bounces into the end zone for a touchback and the Bears took over at their 20.
Chicago drove to the Raiders 19 but botched a field goal attempt. Gould threw a desperation pass out of bounds and was called for intentional grounding and the Raiders took over at their own 33. The Raiders went three and out and Lechler's 41-yard punt was downed at the Bears 23.
The Bears next drive was derailed by Wimbley's second sack of the night. WR Johnnie Lee Higgins made a fair catch of Maynard's punt at the Raiders 49. Janikowski gave the Raiders a 13-6 lead with 43-yard FG that capped a 10-play, 25-yard drive.
The Raiders defense forced a three and out and the Raiders took over at their own 25 after Higgins made a fair catch of a Maynard punt. The Raiders fumbled the ball back to Chicago and the Bears took over at the Raiders 25. A few plays later, Cutler found Knox on 4th and 7 for a 22-yard TD pass. The 2-point conversion was good and the Bears took a 14-13 lead with 1:40 to play in the 2nd quarter.
Figurs returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders 24. The Raiders were unable to move the ball and D.J. Moore returned Lechler's 54-yard punt 3 yards to the Chicago 24. The Bears were unable to mount a scoring drive and the half came to a close Chicago on top 14-13.
The Raiders defense forced a three-and-out to start the second half as Dan LeFevour took over at quarterback for the Bears. Coming off a strong performance at Dallas, Kyle Boller entered the game at quarterback for the Raiders. The Raiders went three and out. LB Slade Norris recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for a touchdown. K Swayze Waters added the extra point and the Raiders took a 20-14 lead with 11:28 left in the 3rd quarter.
The teams traded punts much of the third quarter. Boller capped a 51-yard drive with a 2-yard TD plunge up the middle. Waters extra point was good and the Raiders led 27-14 with 31 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
Gould capped an 11-play, 54-yard drive with a 25-yard field goal and cut the Raiders lead to 27-17 with 9:21 to play in the 4th quarter.
Rookie safety Stevie Brown intercepted a LeFevour pass and returned it to the Bears 9. Colt Brennan took over at quarterback. The Raiders settled for a 28-yard Waters field goal which extended their lead to 30-17 with 5:12 left to play.
Norris blocked a Maynard punt and ball bounced out of the end zone for a safety and the Raiders took a 32-17 lead. The Raiders drove deep into Chicago territory, ran out the clock and secured the victory.
The Raiders return to their Napa Valley Training Complex to complete Training Camp 2010. The team will participate in Back to Football: The Raider Nation Celebration Friday August 27th from 4 – 6:00 p.m. at Frank Ogawa Plaza near 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. The Raiders then host the San Francisco 49ers in the Battle of the Bay Saturday, August 28th at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the 2010 Preseason continues.