Halftime: Raiders 12, Bears 7


Aaron Curry’s deflection of a screen pass, intercepted by Kamerion Wimbley and returned 74 yards with 20 seconds to play, put the Raiders at the 7-yard line with the help of a Chicago horse collar tackle by Lance Louis to save a touchdown.

With the Raiders unable to get the ball in the end zone in two plays _ no gain by Michael Bush anda 6-yard swing pass to Bush _ Sebastian Janikowski came on to kick his fourth field goal of the half and give Oakland a 12-7 lead.

Janikowski also had field goals of 40, 48 and 42 yards as the Raiders failed on four occasions inside the 25-yard line to score a touchdown and held just a five-point point lead despite intercepting three Caleb Hanie passes.

Following the Bears’ first touchdown, Marcel Reece accounted for 45 yards of a 57-yard drive on a quick screen left by Carson Palmer before Janikowski converted his third field goal attempt of the game, this one from 42 yards.

The Raiders, faced with a third-and-2 at the 24, opted for a Palmer attempt to Chaz Schilens at the end zone which was thoroughly covered by Tim Jennings.

The Bears drove 79 yards in nine plays to take a 7-6 lead, highlighted by Hanie’s 23-yard scramble around right end on third-and-18 to the 23-yard line and a 29-yard slant to Johnny Knox against Stanford Routt, who either thought he had help in the middle or wasn’t playing nearly tight enough coverage.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • 504 Raider

    Gotta score some points in the 4th.

  • BabySlash

    CP is off because he’s getting pressure and is missing his two main targets….he is not into DHB.

  • davidon

    196..At least put Pryor out there to get some exercise

  • Plunk-It

    Murphy could be wide open and Palmer wouldn’t throw it to him. If I were the Bears I wouldn’t even cover him.

  • Plunk-It

    Our tight ends have disappeared.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Schilens can stay, but Murphy and maybe DHB have to go.

    Also, we can’t get into the red-zone so many freaking times and only come away with three each time. Seabass is priceless today.

  • No Mas Diamante

    DHB is fine

  • Hagar the Horrible

    OK, I forgive DBH, if the plays remains and it’s a first down.

  • Jano is gonna kill me on my FFL!!!

  • He’s got 22 points!

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Ok, I forgive Murphy…you can stay Mur

  • Cervantes


  • BewareofRaiders

    Murphy palmer and bush came thru in the clutch

  • Hagar the Horrible

    We freaking did it….important, critical must win. Wow, I forgive Murphy and Schilens. However, we can’t go deep into the playoffs if we can’t score in the red-zone. Hue, you’ve got to stop running the freaking ball on every first and 10. Stop that shzt, you’re too freaking predictable.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Nine minutes left in the dischargers game. Come on you sorry ass Turner, win one for the gipper you sorry ass mother fzcker.