How problematic those absences are depends on how many of the players that are questionable can play. The Raiders have nine players that are questionable. And that could present a real problem for the receivers and the defensive line.
DHB and Denarius Moore are both questionable. That could leave receiving duties to Schilens, Murphy, TJ, and...well, that's it. Unless Pryor gets some snaps at WR. On a side note, how the hell is Schilens still healthy? Amazing. This game is a big opportunity for him.
He should get plenty of reps and plenty of chances to produce.
On the D-line, it looks like Big Dick will again be limited. Lamarr Houston also has an ailing knee, which finds him as questionable. If Houston can't go, that will leave DE duties to Dez Bryant, Trevor Scott, and Kamerion Wimbley. It also means that John Henderson and Tommy Kelly will have to play a ton of snaps at DT.
Jump over for the full injury report as found on NFL.com....
|Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders|
|Name||Position||Injury||Practice Status||Game Status|
|Jay Cutler||QB||right Thumb||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|D.J. Moore||CB||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Doubtful|
|Devin Hester||WR||Shin||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Brandon Meriweather||S||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|T.J. Houshmandzadeh||WR||Not Injury Related||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Jason Campbell||QB||Collarbone||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Jacoby Ford||WR||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Darren McFadden||RB||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Jarvis Moss||DE||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Taiwan Jones||RB||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Denarius Moore||WR||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Richard Seymour||DT||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Darrius Heyward-Bey||WR||Neck||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Lamarr Houston||DE||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Michael Huff||S||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Chris Johnson||CB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Michael Mitchell||S||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Manase Tonga||RB||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Samson Satele||C||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|