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Final score: Bears 20, Raiders 9

An instant review of Week 5’s loss to Chicago

Chicago Bears v Las Vegas Raiders
Raiders, Bears
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What an ugly day for the home team.

For the second straight game, the Las Vegas Raiders’ offense was stagnant after a hot start to the season. The Raiders averaged 30 points a game for the first three weeks of the season. They scored a total of 23 points the past two games.

Let’s take a quick review of this game:

Records:
The Raiders are 3-2. The Bears are 3-2. The Raiders trail the 4-1 Los Angeles Chargers by a game in the AFC West and the Chargers have beaten the Raiders.

What it means:
It was a bad day for Las Vegas as it lost its second straight game after starting the season 3-0. There will be a lot of talk about whether this flat effort had anything to do with the Jon Gruden racist email controversy that surfaced Friday.

Chicago Bears v Las Vegas Raiders
Khalil Mack
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

Turning point:
The Bears scored 14 unanswered points in the first half to stun the Allegiant Stadium crowd, giving the Raiders yet another double-digit home deficit. For the first time this season, Las Vegas couldn’t overcome the hole at home and the Bears coasted to the win on the strength of a dominant defensive effort, led by former Raider Khalil Mack, who had a monster game.

Injury report:
Las Vegas defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins was banged up in the third quarter, he did return to the game, though. Hankins went down again in the fourth quarter with a back injury. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr went out for a few plays early in the fourth quarter and taking a hit to the helmet with a tweaked neck. He returned and finished the game.

What’s next:
The Raiders play their second AFC West game at the Denver Broncos next Sunday. Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. PT. This is an extremely winnable game for the Raiders, who need to bounce back.