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Final: Raiders 25, Bears 20

Sebastian Janikowski kicked a franchise-record six field goals and Michael Bush scored on a late 3-yard run as the Raiders remained in first place in the AFC West with a hard-earned 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Janikowski connected from distances of 40, 47, 42, 19, 37 and 44 yards without a miss, breaking the previous club record of five field goals he shared with Jeff Jaeger.

The Raiders improved to 7-4 to remain atop the division while Chicago slipped to 7-4, its hopes of making the playoffs almost certainly reduced to being a wild card because of the presence of the unbeaten Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.

Chicago scored on a 29-yard pass from quarterback Caleb Hanie to Johnny Knox and on field goals of 50 and 53 yards by Robbie Gould and with 2:11 left on a 9-yard pass from Hanie to tight end Kellen Davis with 2:11 left.

The play was set up by an 81-yard rainbow from Hanie to Knox, who pulled the ball in with one arm despite tight defense by free safety Matt Giordano.

Raiders’ rookie David Ausberry recovered the ensuing onsides kick after Giordano had the ball knocked loose by Charles Tillman.

With the score 18-13, Oakland finally broke through on Bush’s 3-yard run with 3:47 left, a play that was set up by a perfectly thrown 48-yard strike from quarterback Carson Palmer to wide receiver Louis Murphy against a trailing Tim Jennings.

Bush crashed through on the next play to give the Raiders a 12-point lead, much to the delight of a sold out crowd delighted to see Oakland improve to 3-3 at home.

It capped a 74-yard drive during which the Raiders had a third-and-1 first down wiped out on a holding penalty by Samson Satele, only to have Palmer come back and hit Chaz Schilens for 14 yards and the first down on the following play.

The last time Chicago got the ball back was at the 4-yard line after a 51-yard punt from Shane Lechler, who earlier had a team-record 80-yard punt and also pinned the Bears back at the 3 on another possession.

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  • hendu

    232,we didnt play the Colts,check out other LT playing against the Bears,Veldheer is doing a GREAT job,period

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    ABIII, I lived out there in West Lake! Didn’t know you were from there!

  • souldogdave

    Shane! Wow! What a performance by our punter.Showed Hester that he was not afraid,LOL! HE WAS HELPLESS!A masterful performance by special teams, one for the books. A 80 yard punt, and 6 field goals.Carson’s 48 yarder was a beaut. And we beat the Bears, I wish Al was here to see it.Tough game, hard fought. The team played with discipline and didn’t give up. Low penalties, even though there were some bad calls.Raiders! Dolphins up next.

  • lefty12

    OO-wasn’t knocking you or the site.Why the attitude?

  • ohioraider

    BewareofRaiders Says:
    November 26th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Raiders 24 Bears 20
    —————————
    Nice.

  • PlunkforHOF

    253.souldogdave Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    Shane! Wow! What a performance by our punter.Showed Hester that he was not afraid,LOL! HE WAS HELPLESS!A masterful performance by special teams, one for the books. A 80 yard punt, and 6 field goals.Carson’s 48 yarder was a beaut. And we beat the Bears, I wish Al was here to see it.Tough game, hard fought. The team played with discipline and didn’t give up. Low penalties, even though there were some bad calls.Raiders! Dolphins up next.
    *********************************************

    Yes good call Dave.. Al would surely be proud..
    Just Win Baby!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Scoreboard operator is employed by Alameda county.

    He should be canned for not allowing any type of homefield advantage.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/murph918 Louis Murphy

    How you like me now Nation?

    **********18

  • GoodOle00

    Sorry Lefty, watchin a movie and not payin attention…misunderstood I guess…

    btw, like we didn’t know already but TRON 2 sucks…

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Louis, nice dogg!!

    ;)

  • lefty12

    JFB,agreed.When I fill that position I let it be known who you work for.Always error in the side of the home team.Just like errors in baseball.

  • GoodOle00

    258. Worst thing that could’ve happened. Means he might get more reps. Murphy, you;’re terrible and gun shy.

    One catch to go with your one other catch this year year.

    Please let Moore and Ford be healed by next game

  • Hagar the Horrible

    The Dischargers really, really suck. They couldn’t beat Tebow at home. Norv has always sucked…serves them well.

  • GoodOle00

    Raiders win. Thank gord.

    Would really like to see them just blow a team out again start to finish.

    Stressful letting teams stick around to challenge late. Hate it!

  • Silverandblack666

    Alligator arms

  • GoodOle00

    263. Hope the Chargers keep Norv one more year…

  • TheToozFan55

    Living in SD i was livid that the Chargers couldn’t pull off a win, however as angry as I am – I am not sad that Chargers are 4 – 7. i don’t remember them being this bad in a long, long time. Have always hated Norv. Chargers going to L.A.?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/murph918 Louis Murphy

    Look for more big things to come from Lou Murp18! Coming to a stadium near you. One Love one Nation, peace out!

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Seymour didn’t do anything spectacular, but he was there, slightly injured, playing thru pain and leading the troops. On that last play of the game, he had his sights on Hanie. Nice game Seymour, we love you.

  • TheToozFan55

    Can’t wait to play Chargers last game of season when they are 4 – 11.

  • hendu

    OO,Murphy came thru,big time,and He will need to the rest of the season!Check out the injuries,next man up

  • Hagar the Horrible

    LA wouldn’t want the Spanos family in LA, along with their losing franchise. Ship them off to Bowling Green or Fargo, south or north Dakota. They’ll fit there.

  • lefty12

    No,actually they should be in LA.That is where they originated.

  • TheToozFan55

    True Hagar but the populace here refuse to pay for a new stadium so……………..I don’t know. As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with Qualcomm stadium. Seems just fine to me.

  • silverback

    Valdheer is a second year player that will continue to master his craft.

  • 504 Raider

    Ha!!!

    Did yall see Ike Taylor after the INT and the commercial break just now. He put up a finger shot out to the N.O.

    He put up five fingers, then 0, then four fingers.

    504 Baby!

  • Raiders for life

    263.Hagar the Horrible Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    The Dischargers really, really suck. They couldn’t beat Tebow at home. Norv has always sucked…serves them well.

    #################################

    Umm, uhhh, well, uhh I think the Raiders did the same.
    But the Raiders won today, that is all that matters.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    What is 504?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    Raiders For Life Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    263.Hagar the Horrible Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    The Dischargers really, really suck. They couldn’t beat Tebow at home. Norv has always sucked…serves them well.
    ———-
    No one can beat Tebow, he has a higher power guiding him.

  • TheToozFan55

    OMG, this Tyler Palko is worse than Boller, not kidding. every throw is an interception.

  • mcfadden20.

    KC might break the record for most turnovers lmfao

  • ghostraiders

    Sully the jackass has no shame…LOL….all of his mullets don’t have any shame.. Raiders win and he still has the gull to come here..

  • mcfadden20.

    fuk sully

  • mcfadden20.

    whats good ghost ? any luck today?

  • 0ak_R8Dr89

    ANYONE CATCH NICK MILLERS TD ON THE PUNT RETURN FOR THE RAMS LOL…GOOD FOR HIM

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    Ghostraiders, what other handles do you use?

  • PlunkforHOF

    NOTE TO MR:

    You are only posting here under our benevolent protection.. watch yourself… If we feel you have slipped back to your trollish ways we will set in motion our Doomsday Weapon against you…

    We know who you are.. you have been warned

    ***************************************

    Knock off the Teblow schit… now

  • Raiders for life

    silverback Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    Valdheer is a second year player that will continue to master his craft

    #####################################

    Yep, the 2nd yr and rookies on this team make a huge impact. Ford, Veldeer, Moore, Wiz. All great picks.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    Nick Miller is a baller!

  • ghostraiders

    Mcf20. .no bro.. I was out on Thur. .I was only 2/3… lost with Detroit. .oh well. Maybe next week..

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Just replayed that interception that Wimberly ran back…he is “clearly out” on the eight yard line.

    YET, the referees place the ball on the 8 yard line after calling a horse-coller penalty and saying “half-the-distance” to the goaline? What the fuzk!

  • TheToozFan55

    Oakrdr. i saw that punt return! LOLOLOL, too bad he didn’t do that while in Oaktown!

  • RaiderOnHigh

    HelllllllllYeaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    hahaaha they are calling penalties on KC left and right lmfao

  • RaiderOnHigh

    RRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiddddeerrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ghostraiders

    Stfu! !! Sullivan44.. you should be embarrassed just comming in here.. you fcucken fool… go away!!

  • raiderkoolaid

    Got to beat Miami. If we do that we will be in good shape going down the stretch. We will still have games against GB and Det. on the schedule, but Denver will still have games against Chicago and N.E. and I think Chicago’s defense will know what to do with Tebow’s read option, and no way Tebow can keep up with N.E. scoring.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    I’m worried that the NFL and the Priori of Sion will make sure the Raiders don’t win the west. They will do all that they can to insure TD Jesus succeeds.

  • ghostraiders

    Great Raider victory… its a two team race.. the tebow led broncos and the awesome raiders!! I love our chances!!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine Super Star

    Ghostraiders Says:
    November 27th, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    Stfu! !! Sullivan44.. you should be embarrassed just comming in here.. you fcucken fool… go away!!
    —–
    Are you talking to me? When are you idiots going to realize that I am not MR, Sullivan, etc.