For the second consecutive week it’s Erik Harris who comes up with the turning point play of the game.
The crucial fourth and one play was set up by a running into the punter penelty on the previous play. Rather than a fourth and six, they were now looking at a fourth and one. Jon Gruden sensing that this was a crucial drive in the game decided to gamble, and won.
The Raiders took full advantage of the foul by converting a fake punt for a first down to extend the drive. The play wasn’t without a little bit of controversy. On the play Harris took the direct snap from long snapper Trent Sieg and barreled forward for a short gain, on the way down the ball came loose and the Bears recovered.
Upon review of the play, the ground forced the fumble when his elbow hit the ground. In a half when the Raiders didn’t catch any breaks, they got lucky on this play.
Review of the fake punt. Elbow was clearly down. Raiders dodged a major bullet on this one. pic.twitter.com/2NGKSQvnwF— Evan Groat (@Egroat5) October 6, 2019
The Raiders needed eight plays to go the remaining 69 yards for the go ahead touchdown capped by Josh Jacobs two yard touchdown dive over the goal line. Two highlights on the drive were throws from Derek Carr to Foster Moreau, the first a 23 yard gain on third and one, the second a 16 yard pick up.
Gareon Conley picked off Chase Daniels on the Bears final drive to end the Bears chances of a comeback.