Opponent: at Chicago
Time: 10 a.m.
Line: Raiders by 3
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Records: Raiders 2-1, Bears 0-3
TV/Radio: Ch. 13 (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green), 1140
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Streaking Raiders: A week after ending losing streaks of 11 games on the road and 16 games in the Eastern time zone in Cleveland, the Raiders hope to end another drought. They haven’t won three in a row since beating San Diego, Minnesota and Chicago in November 2011.
Coming, going: Whether quarterback Jay Cutler returns or Jimmy Clausen starts his second consecutive game, the Bears’ lineup will have a different look. Chicago traded pass rusher Jared Allen to Carolina after he was largely ineffective the past two years. That along with the presence of Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, Pernell McPhee and Sam Acho at outside linebacker made Allen expendable. The Bears also traded oft-injured linebacker Jonathan Bostic to New England and cut safety Brock Vereen. But the Bears should have defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff back from a three-game suspension, although he’s uncertain due to an ankle injury.
Terrific trio: The Raiders hope Sunday’s win over Cleveland was the first of many big games from the combination of quarterback Derek Carr, rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back Latavius Murray. Carr threw for 314 yards, Cooper caught eight passes for 134 yards and Murray ran for 139 yards, the first time since Jason Campbell, Darren McFadden and Darrius Heyward-Bey in 2010 that the Raiders had players reach 300 yards passing, 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game.
Nothing special: The Bears keep getting stung by big returns. Arizona’s David Johnson ran back the opening kickoff 108 yards two weeks ago. Against Seattle, the Bears gave up a 105-yard kickoff return to Tyler Lockett and a 64-yard punt return to Richard Sherman on a trick play that set up a field goal. The Raiders might get Taiwan Jones back – he’s listed as questionable with a foot injury – and he’s capable of breaking a big return, too.
Run stoppers: The Raiders took the run away from Cleveland last week, holding the Browns to 39 yards after giving up more than 100 in each of the first two games. They face a stiff challenge against the Bears’ Matt Forte, who is second to Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson with 276 rushing yards.
Out: DE Benson Mayowa (knee), CB Keith McGill (foot), DL C.J. Wilson (calf)
Questionable: LB Ben Heeney (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (foot), S Charles Woodson (shoulder)
Probable: DT Justin Ellis (ankle), DE Khalil Mack (hip), FB Jamize Olawale (ankle), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Out: T Jermon Bushrod (concussion/shoulder)
Questionable: CB Alan Ball (groin), QB Jay Cutler (hamstring), DL Ego Ferguson (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), P Pat O’Donnell (knee), DL Jeremiah Ratliff (ankle), DL Will Sutton (elbow)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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