The Oakland Raiders have already been through what the Chicago Bears are going through. They've been through their starting quarterback suffering a season altering injury. They've been through the growing pains of bringing in a rusty replacement. The Bears, as they head into Oakland in Week 12, are just hoping that Caleb Hanie's first game filling in for Jay Cutler will go better than when Carson Palmer threw three interceptions against the Denver Broncos in Week 9 after Jason Campbell broke his collarbone and was ruled out for the season.
Hanie still remains largely a mystery, despite his introduction to the world in the second half of the 2010 NFC Championship game, when he relieved an injured Cutler and threw a touchdown and two interceptions. The Bears are likely to rely heavily on RB Matt Forte, especially with the Raiders giving up the seventh most rushing yards in the NFL.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, November 27; 3:05 p.m. CT
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
FOX (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa), DirecTV channel 711
Bears: 780 AM WBBM, Sirius channel 135
Raiders: 105.3 FM KITS , Sirius channel 86
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
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