NFL Preseason Preview - Chicago (1-1) at Oakland (1-1) (ET)
(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bears will travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders on Friday in the pivotal third preseason game for both clubs.
Marc Trestman earned his first victory as head coach of the Bears with a 33-28 win over the San Diego Chargers in his Soldier Field debut last week.
Matt Forte carried the ball eight times for 74 yards and a touchdown in that one, while Michael Bush had 11 carries for 37 yards and a score.
Brandon Marshall had four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown for the Bears. Jay Cutler completed 4-of-5 passes for 38 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the victory.
The Raiders, meanwhile, are coming off a 28-20 setback in New Orleans last week. Matt Flynn, the presumptive favorite to be Oakland's starting quarterback in the regular season, was 12-for-16 for 124 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Darren McFadden ran five times for 17 yards for Oakland, which narrowly defeated the Cowboys, 19-17, in their preseason opener.
The Bears and Raiders have meet nine times previously in preseason play with the Raiders holding a slight 5-4 edge after winning the last three such contests.
- Chicago Field Goal - 45-yarder by Robbie Gould.
- Chicago Touchdown - 32-yard pass from Jay Cutler
to Matt Forte. (Robbie Gould kick). 7:02 remaining.
- Chicago Touchdown - 10-yard run by Michael Bush.
(Robbie Gould kick). 2:17 remaining.
- Chicago Touchdown - 1-yard run by Michael Bush.
(Robbie Gould kick). 10:09 remaining.
- Chicago Field Goal - 53-yarder by Robbie Gould.
- Oakland Field Goal - 58-yarder by Sebastian
Janikowski. 0:00 remaining.
- Oakland Touchdown - 25-yard run by Terrelle Pryor.
(Sebastian Janikowski kick). 10:10 remaining.
- Oakland Field Goal - 30-yarder by Sebastian
Janikowski. 4:38 remaining.
- Oakland Touchdown - 19-yard pass from Terrelle
Pryor to Nick Kasa. (Sebastian Janikowski kick).
- Chicago Touchdown - 15-yard run by Michael Ford.
(Robbie Gould kick). 9:43 remaining.
- Oakland Touchdown - 5-yard pass from Matt McGloin to
Jamize Olawale. (pass failed). 4:07 remaining.
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Chicago Bears scored the game's first 27 points behind strong performances from Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Michael Bush en route to defeating the Oakland Raiders, 34-26, in preseason action on Friday.
Cutler threw for a touchdown and 142 yards on 12-of-21 efficiency, while Forte racked up 76 yards on six carries with a touchdown catch. Bush added two rushing scores in the victory.
The Chicago defense harassed Oakland starting signal caller Matt Flynn, picking him off twice and limiting him to a 3-of-6 performance for 19 yards. Terrelle Pryor, though, faired much better. He completed 7-of-9 throws for 93 yards while accumulating a passing and a rushing touchdown in the second half.
The Bears received a 45-yard field goal from Robbie Gould on their first possession, and the offense was back on the field quickly after Tim Jennings picked off Flynn's first pass of Oakland's second series.
On the next play, Cutler threw short to Forte, who rumbled 32 yards for a touchdown and a 10-0 Chicago lead.
The Bears were back in the end zone again soon after, with a 35-yard rush from Forte keying a 6-play series that ended on a 10-yard TD run by Bush. Bush then added a 1-yard score early in the second to help Chicago build a 24-0 lead.
Sebastian Janikowski's 49-yard missed field goal set up Bush's first score, but he was able to counter a Gould 53-yarder with a 58-yard bomb at the conclusion of the half to make it 27-3.
Pryor took a hold of the offense in the second half and thrived, scrambling for a 25-yard touchdown on his first possession. The Raiders got a 30-yard field goal from Janikowski after making a fourth down stop, and Pryor hooked up with Nick Kasa for a 19-yard touchdown on his final drive to make it a 27-20 game.
Matt McGloin took the reins next for Oakland with a chance to tie the game, but was picked off by C.J. Wilson. Michael Ford then ran for a 15-yard touchdown to re-establish a two-score lead for Chicago.
McGloin came back to toss a 5-yard TD pass to Jamize Olawale, but was picked off again, this time by Jerry Franklin, on Oakland's last possession.