Chicago Gets Bested by Oakland 25-20

This match up played out as one might expect with a back up quarterback in place for Jay Cutler. Caleb Hanie came into a difficult situation last year when Cutler got injured in the NFC Championship game. Hanie played well in that game and definitely better than how he performed last week against the Raiders, a game in which he completed 50% of his passes and threw 3 interceptions. One of those interceptions may have cost the Bears a chance at winning the game.

Down 9-7 late in the second quarter the Bears had the ball on the Raiders 7 yard line, when Hanie threw a terrible interception, which led to another field goal by Janikowski and a 12-7 lead going into the locker rooms.

Janikowski kicked his fifth and sixth field goal during the third quarter, but Chicago was able to answer with two of their own early in the fourth. The Raiders were able to end the game however with five minute drive that was capped off with a touchdown by backup running back Michael Bush. With the 25-13 lead the Raiders had the game in the bag, despite giving up a quick touchdown to make it 25-20.

Chicago will get the chance to face a team next week with a backup quarterback, in the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams will have their quarterbacks out for the rest of the season, thus expect a low scoring game won by the Bears going away late.

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