(Sports Network) - Fans at Soldier Field will finally get a first-hand look at the progress of Mike Martz's offensive attack on Saturday night, when the Chicago Bears play host to the Oakland Raiders in the second preseason contest for each team.
Few offensive coordinators around the league are under as much scrutiny this preseason as Martz, the former St. Louis Rams head coach and longtime passing game guru who is trying to breathe life into a stagnant and mistake-prone Bears offense.
Also among the highlights for Bears fans will be a chance to watch running back Chester Taylor in a Chicago uniform for the first time. The ex-Viking and Raven carried six times for 10 yards in the Chargers loss, and caught a 14- yard pass out of the backfield.
The Raiders, meanwhile, will be attempting to improve on a 17-9 win at the Dallas Cowboys last week. Oakland scored all 17 of its points against deep reserves in the fourth quarter.
In his first work as an Oakland QB, Jason Campbell was 7-of-13 for 49 yards in Dallas.
The preseason series between the Raiders and Bears is knotted, 4-4, with the Silver and Black evening the series by virtue of a 13-10 victory at the L.A. Coliseum prior to the 1991 season.
The franchises last met in meaningful play in 2007, a 17-6 Chicago victory in Oakland.