Despite a strong performance from their defense, the Chicago Bears will need to put together a fourth quarter rally if they hope to win their sixth straight game, as they trail the Oakland Raiders 18-7 heading into the final quarter.
While the Bears defense has delivered a strong performance, forcing a Carson Palmer interception and limiting the Raiders offense to just six field goals, the Chicago offense hasn't been able to find much of a rhythm. The offense managed to run only nine plays in the third quarter and couldn't muster any sort of attack against the Raiders defense. Starting in the place of the injured Jay Cutler, Caleb Hanie has thrown three interceptions.
Although the Raiders offense has been able to move the ball over the course of the game, the Bears have managed to keep them out of the end zone. However, Sebastian Janikowski has been perfect, nailing all six of his field goal attempts, including two field goals in the third quarter.
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