With Jay Cutler starting in the game and looking like he is suffering no ill effects from the hamstring injury that had him out last week, the Bears marched right down the field on their opening drive to score.
The drive was highlighted by a 35-yard hook-up between Jay Cutler and Marquess Wilson and finished off with a short pass for the touchdown to Eddie Royal. Who needs Alshon Jeffery, right? Denico Autry blocked the point after attempt and the Bears led 6-0.
The Raiders were unable to answer, going three-and-out on their first drive. They had just one first down the entire first quarter while the Bears had six. However, the Raiders dialed up the pressure and were able to rattle Cutler, causing a couple batted passes and a sack from Justin Tuck.
The Raider began the second quarter on offense. And they drive for a touchdown of their own. An 11-yard catch on third and 8 put the Raiders in business at the Bears' 26-yard line. The next play, Carr aired it out to Amari Cooper in the back of the endzone for the score. With the extra point, the Raiders took the lead 7-6 with 11:10 left in the second quarter.
On the Bears' ensuing possession, them losing their center early in the game pays dividends for the Raiders. The Bears would fumble a snap and the Raider recovered to take over at their 25-yard line. On three-straight Derek Carr passes, the Raiders put it in the end zone. The final four yards came on a short pass to Roy Helu Jr in the flat who slips two tackles for the score and a 14-6 Raiders lead.
The Bears would answer with two scoring drives of their own in the second quarter. The first was of the more traditional variety; starting at their own 20-yard-line and driving 80 yards, finishing it off with a touchdown to a wide open Martellus Bennett in the end zone.
On one play, the Raiders gave the ball right back to the Bears when Latavius Murray had a pass bounce off his chest and intercepted. The Bears got the ball at the 15-yard-line and a goal line stand led to a field goal to take a 16-14 lead heading into the half.
Matt Forte is gouging the Raiders so far with 69 yards on 14 carries. Jay Cutler already has two touchdown passes in the game along with 170 yards passing. They lead the time of possession 19:53 to 9:46.
Amari Cooper leads the Raider with 4 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Derek Carr is 11/16 for 85 yards, 2 TD's and and INT.