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Halftime: Bears 27, Raiders 3

– The Bears outgained the Raiders 252-92 in the first half, getting 14 first downs to four for Oakland. Cutler completed 12 of 21 passes for 142 yards, a 32-yard touchdown pass to Forte and no interceptions. Forte also gained 76 yards on six carries before taking the rest of the night off.

– Running back Rashad Jennings got plenty of first-half work with McFadden sitting it out, carrying 10 times for 29 yards _ and 15 of those came on the Raiders’ first play from scrimmage.

– Tight end Mychal Rivera had the biggest play in the half for the Raiders, catching a 26-yard pass from Pryor on the Raiders’ last drive which resulted in a 50-yard field goal off the dirt by Janikowski.

– Tough first half for rookie linebacker Sio Moore, who was called for an illegal block in the back on a special teams play and on one blitz found himself completely walled off by left tackle Jermon Bushrod.

– Former Raider running back Michael Bush, who scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards in the first half, spent time talking with McFadden, Tyvon Branch, Jon Condo and Jacoby Ford during pregame warm-ups.

The Bears are coached by former Raiders offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who hired Aaron Kromer and Skip Peete, also former Raiders assistants, to be his offensive coordinator and running backs coach, respectively.

– Return specialist Josh Cribbs, who has struggled in the preseason, mishandled the opening kickoff before picking it up and getting out to the 20-yard line. On the Bears’ second kickoff, Cribbs fumbled while in a middle return but the ball was recovered by the Raiders.

Ford got the call on the next kickoff, and exploded for a 62-yard return down the right sideline.

– Stefen Wisniewski was the long-snapper to Marquette King when the Raiders punted on their opening possession, with coach Dennis Allen making good on his promise to have someone other than Jon Condo do the long-snapping during the preseason.

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  • Kirk

    Dr. Robert bitterly complains as he listens to Rush Limbaugh about the black man who beats out Mitt Romney for president.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    WHO EVER FIRES COACHES AND GMs DURING PRESEASON? HAAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Big Banana

    0ak, I’m embarrassed for you. I really am.

    Homer = a fanboy that is too blind to see any faults in his favorite product/team and as a result, gets real defensive and attacks those that do.

    There is much of that in here and you’re one of the big offenders.

    Now you comically claim that what some of us called all along was well known to you from the get-go, like we don’t remember your shenanigans in here. The very opinions your kind criticized some of us in here for, you knew all along. Pure comedy.

    And your charade earlier about 2012 ‘s schedule being more difficult because well, uh, that guy was hurt for this team and this guy was hurt for that team so even though our collective opponents had more wins in 2011 than in 2012, by your screwy logic 2012 was somehow tougher.

    Child please. One thing is certain. I have spent much too much time addressing a moron.

  • nycraider

    once again rm if your rebuilding you go with the qb with the biggest upside. this should be an easy decision but we all know who drafted pryor

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    rudegruden Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Nycraider Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:37 pm
    pryor will improve each as time goes on and will take challenges head on. flynn will lose confidence, rely on his dink and dunk mentality and will get worse as the season progresses. its an easy choice

    ———
    Because Flynn is a lifetime backup QB. Thats what happens to backups. We all knew this except Reggie and DA.

    The flynn mistake is similar to the Knapp mistake. Common sense says WTF, but Reggie and DA are too stubborn to admit they are wrong.

    Hold on guys, Flynn is the starter until the season is out of reach.
    ……

    Gannon was a lifetime backup. Reggie took a shot, but it didn’t pan out.

  • Marks hair

    fúcking títs.. what’s this guy’s problem? still sticking to the stupid package… just give TP the regular offense and let him go. this is not a playoff team.. if the competition was even close it should have gone to the young guy..

  • Whoknows

    I’ll tell you one thing, after seeing my reactions to todays game, my wife will be much happier if Pryor starts.

  • J Hill

    Damn,I hope not.The owner needs to keep his nose out of football decisions.

    ——————————————————————————

    Yeah.

    Right up until it starts impacting business.

  • Raider fan in Fremont

    Flynn is a cheeseburger with out the cheese.

  • 00tt00

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Hard to take a team backward after 9 years without a winning record.
    ————————
    YES…it is….and yet he is still accomplishing it

  • J Hill

    #Raiders coach Dennis Allen on whether he will make a change at starting quarterback and go with Terrelle Pryor:

    “We gotta look at it. Don’t think Matt Flynn played well. Terrelle gave us a spark. We’re not going to make any decision tonight.”

  • Raider Riff

    705.

    Wrong.

  • Raider Riff

    The radio guys are roasting DA right now.

  • 00tt00

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    WHO EVER FIRES COACHES AND GMs DURING PRESEASON? HAAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——————–
    people who know the guys shouldnt have been hired in the first place

  • rudegruden

    Reggie and DA have completely imploded our Offense. After 2011 it was all about, “We just need to fix our D.” Now our entire team is an embarrassment.

  • nycraider

    this decision could cost DA his job. Raider nation knows who should start and if Mark Davis was the reason pryor played last year if DA goes with Flynn he just climbed out on a ledge without a safety net.

  • Cervantes74

    Flynn is this team’s quarterback. He’s not great but he’s better than Pryor, who’s wild. We’re moving away from the gambler QB. Doesn’t fit this system. Pryor won’t even be with this team next year.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Then get a new f’ing system.

  • rudegruden

    00tt00 Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Hard to take a team backward after 9 years without a winning record.
    ————————
    YES…it is….and yet he is still accomplishing it

    ————
    LOLOL

  • Raider Riff

    If DA don’t jump ship, he will lose this team so fast.

    The players want Pryor. Its clear.

    DA might want to choose which side he’s on.

  • Kirk

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    The radio guys are roasting DA right now.
    ……………………………………………..

    As well they should.

    Allen is a terrible coach.

    He looks like a stadium usher that they brought in to coach.

  • Cervantes74

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    The radio guys are roasting DA right now.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Tell us more please.

  • 00tt00

    Rudegruden Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    Reggie and DA have completely imploded our Offense. After 2011 it was all about, “We just need to fix our D.” Now our entire team is an embarrassment.
    ————————–
    the OL was a strength and now its a hodge podge mess

  • 0ak r8rs

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    0ak r8rs Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    572.

    oak, admit it, u regret aligning yourself with the Flynnchmob.

    @@@@@@@@

    For me, it’s been more about aligning myself against most of the Pryor brigade. I’ve never been a Flynn guy.

    I know I spew my share of nasty crap around here, especially when I’ve had a few. But I have no doubt in my mind that the Flynn supporters r more open minded, and less bitter and hating than the Pryor campaign. That’s why I land on that side of the fence. That, and the fact that I still don’t think Pryor can throw.

    But he’s getting better. And I’m psyched about that. But I’ll never join the Pryor campaign. I’ll root for him if he’s our starting QB. But I won’t align w the dark side. There’s enough hate, smugness and ignorance in this world. Don’t need it here too.
    ———–
    So you’re NOT going to back the Raider qb, saying it’s the dark side?

    You’re not a Raider fan.

    You’re an idiot.

    @@@@@@@

    Hrm. Maybe you should read again. Unless it gives you a headache? I said specifically that I would support our starting QB. The “dark side” I referred to is 80% of the fans on here that r members of the Pryor campaign. That hate and bitterness I won’t join.

    GO PRYOR!!!

  • nycraider

    thought gannon had an excellent w-l record prior to joining the raiders,. it may have not been a tremendous amount of games but i thought he led a team to the playoffs prior to coming here

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Whoknows Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    I’ll tell you one thing, after seeing my reactions to todays game, my wife will be much happier if Pryor starts.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Lol

  • Whoknows

    But I have no doubt in my mind that the Flynn supporters r more open minded, and less bitter and hating than the Pryor campaign.
    **********************
    Ummm, don’t you know who the biggest Flynn jock strap supporter is?

  • Kirk

    nycraider Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    thought gannon had an excellent w-l record prior to joining the raiders,. it may have not been a tremendous amount of games but i thought he led a team to the playoffs prior to coming here
    …………………………………………..

    “I knew Rich Gannon. Rich Gannon was a friend of mine, and Matt Flynn is not Rich Gannon.”

  • DJ Johnny

    C’mon. I’m on the Pryor train over Flynn but just cuz a guy doesn’t like Pryor or thinks he isn’t a good passer does not make him a flaming racist.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    MR..Realest Of The Real, Stickiest Of The Icky Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    WHO EVER FIRES COACHES AND GMs DURING PRESEASON? HAAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    =======================================

    Actually, the Rams fired George Allen in the 1978 preseason. But yes, I agree that the fans calling for DA and Reggie’s heads right now simply don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • rudegruden

    Back-N-Black Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    rudegruden Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Nycraider Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:37 pm
    pryor will improve each as time goes on and will take challenges head on. flynn will lose confidence, rely on his dink and dunk mentality and will get worse as the season progresses. its an easy choice

    ———
    Because Flynn is a lifetime backup QB. Thats what happens to backups. We all knew this except Reggie and DA.

    The flynn mistake is similar to the Knapp mistake. Common sense says WTF, but Reggie and DA are too stubborn to admit they are wrong.

    Hold on guys, Flynn is the starter until the season is out of reach.
    ……

    Gannon was a lifetime backup. Reggie took a shot, but it didn’t pan out.

    ——

    Gannon started 68 games before coming to Oakland.

  • Raider Riff

    Matt threw 2 Flynnterceptions tonight

  • Gdog

    I played a lot of ball and I can tell you. When our QB sucked I played hard. When our QB played great I played hard, but I played better because I knew we had a chance to win.

    TP gives us a chance. That reason to work hard Wed – Mon.

    >>>>

    Agreed. Both sides of the football obviously play better with Pryor in. They all know Flynn is hot garbage.

    This is a no-brainer.

    I still think Flynn starts game one.

    The brass is that dysfunctional, pig-headed, and clueless.

    We wont see Pryor until Mark Davis steps in after empty stadiums.

  • jtruraider702

    Settle down jackfu*ks!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    It was Flynn’s job to lose.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Need sleep. Later Nation!
    This season is not about winning the Superbowl. It’s about finding out who to keep next year and building something special next year with a bunch of cap room and all our draft picks. I’m sure that every position on the field will see different starters from time to time. Why should the QB position be so different? Let them all play and then make a EDUCATED decision on if we have our starter or if we need to find him.
    My opinion, nothing more….
    Good Night.

  • Whoknows

    King might have lost himself a job on that hold.

  • 00tt00

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    If DA don’t jump ship, he will lose this team so fast.

    The players want Pryor. Its clear.

    DA might want to choose which side he’s on.
    —————-
    DA really between a rock and a hard place…….either way he is probably going to lose….if he goes with pryor he loses the guy who hired him….if he goes with flynn he loses the team……at least he gets paid well

  • Kirk

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    C’mon. I’m on the Pryor train over Flynn but just cuz a guy doesn’t like Pryor or thinks he isn’t a good passer does not make him a flaming racist.
    …………………………………………….

    Black quarterbacks are always described as “athletic and inaccurate”

    White quarterbacks are always described as “intelligent and accurate”

  • the famous dr robert

    Kirk Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    Dr. Robert bitterly complains as he listens to Rush Limbaugh about the black man who beats out Mitt Romney for president.
    *******
    I voted for the black guy. Twice.

    U guys love to call people racist for no reason.

    Pretty shameful.

  • jtruraider702

    Fickle di#k Shi* heads

  • Whoknows

    KoolKell Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    It was Flynn’s job to lose.
    **************************
    At least he accomplished something tonight.

  • Cervantes74

    nycraider Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    once again rm if your rebuilding you go with the qb with the biggest upside. this should be an easy decision but we all know who drafted pryor

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Co-sign.

    If Flynn starts another game then I’m officially thanking RM for the cap situation and escorting him and DA out the door.

    Raider football is exciting and seldom goes as scripted…except for the win at the end.

    TP fits the mold of who we are in our DNA.

    Trashed, Hated on by the Commish, Talked bad about, disrespected and disregarded.

    And out of no where we win.

    TP is the PERFECT fit for us right now. And if he doesn’t improve you know the draft is about a QB and the fan base says thanks for giving it a go.

    Starting TP actually saves DA’s job. Gives him a year to say, ‘Growing Pains with a young QB.’

  • Kirk

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Matt threw 2 Flynnterceptions tonight
    ………………………………………….

    Nice.

  • Raider Riff

    Radio guys are taking note of the crowd and defenses reaction to TP2.

    They coined the term “Flynnterception”

    They are calling for TP.

  • devilr8er

    Question is, Is Flynn Reggie’s scholarship player?

  • Ghosttoothepost

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    0ak R8rs Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    A lot if u guys are showing ur true colors.

    Not very gracious.

    Jumping around like a few pass attempts is the end of the world. M

    Getting all ur hate out.

    U must be miserable people.

    Enjoy ur moment. They apparently don’t come along very often.

    @@@@@@

    It’s not unexpected is it? Bitter and hating when Pryor is down. Smug and calling us homers and “non fans” of Pryor when he does well. And the Pryor campaign wonders why so many can’t stand them. I’m not even a Flynn guy and I can’t stand 80% of the Pryor brigade.
    *******
    Lol. U knew it would happen.

    Look at the venom. Pretty sad.

    They’re not very likable people.

    Oh well. I especially like the racist claims. With no proof.

    But that’s how lying pigs act.

    They’re not good people.
    ==========
    Again, you can’t script this humor any better.

    the poster who immediately knows when someone mentions “loser” that they’re talking about him. Or if someone mentions “racist asswipe” he replies, “who else would you be talking about.
    the poster that 80% of the blog has stated is a waste and a virus, and brings the blog down, is now crying WE’RE “ALL NOT GOOD PEOPLE”?

    that we’re all “NOT LIKEABLE”??

    What’s that word that applies to you?

    OH YEAH “MELTDOWN” LOL

  • Kirk

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    Kirk Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    Dr. Robert bitterly complains as he listens to Rush Limbaugh about the black man who beats out Mitt Romney for president.
    *******
    I voted for the black guy. Twice.

    U guys love to call people racist for no reason.

    Pretty shameful.
    ……………………………………………

    No one called you a racist.

    You do remind me of my father who was a Braves fan who constantly complained about Hank Aaron.

    Hank f ing Aaron!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    It was a knockout.

  • the famous dr robert

    Kirk Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    C’mon. I’m on the Pryor train over Flynn but just cuz a guy doesn’t like Pryor or thinks he isn’t a good passer does not make him a flaming racist.
    …………………………………………….

    Black quarterbacks are always described as “athletic and inaccurate”

    White quarterbacks are always described as “intelligent and accurate”
    *********
    People have bent over backwards to say they like griffin, Wilson, and kaepernick.

    U choose to ignore it. It’s like u LIKE the racism angle.

    Do u use it regularly in life as a crutch?

  • Cervantes74

    00tt00 Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Raider Riff Says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    If DA don’t jump ship, he will lose this team so fast.

    The players want Pryor. Its clear.

    DA might want to choose which side he’s on.
    —————-
    DA really between a rock and a hard place…….either way he is probably going to lose….if he goes with pryor he loses the guy who hired him….if he goes with flynn he loses the team……at least he gets paid well

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    But if you lose your team in preseason you’re done.

    How about be happy that you have a QB who can put some points on the board and inspire his teammates to play.

    DA is in a great situation. Young QB that he can develop or blame if the season tanks. He’s in a no lose situation.