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NFL Week 5 PFF ReFocused: Oakland Raiders 24, Chicago Bears 21

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders upset the Chicago Bears in London, beating the Monsters of the Midway, 24-21, to improve to 3-2 on the year.

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Final Score

Oakland Raiders 24, Chicago Bears 21

Oakland Raiders

Second-year player Maurice Hurst looked impressive when rushing the passer. He beat his block often, sacked Chase Daniel twice and brought him down on a quarterback hit that was questionably ruled roughing the passer.

The Raiders' front seven played very well in this game, especially against the run. They were shooting through their gaps and finishing tackles throughout the entire game, keeping the Bears' offense behind the chains.

The Raiders got off to a good start throwing points on the board in the first half through heavy use of outside zone runs with rookie Josh Jacobs showing nice vision and cutbacks. Using play-action off of those runs provided Derek Carr with plenty of easy completions. When asked to drop back without ply action and find open receivers downfield, Carr struggled and often settled for check-down options.

Left tackle Kolton Miller held up in pass protection pretty well against the Bears' fearsome edge rushers. He also had a few key blocks to spring some positive runs. The offensive line as a whole was solid in pass protection, providing Carr with plenty of time to scan the field on pass plays. They also got a good push and created lanes in the running game.

Rookie Takeaways

Jacobs and tight end Foster Moreau both had quality outings against Chicago's defense. Jacobs forced missed tackles and gained a lot of his yards after contact in the game, while Moreau caught four passes for multiple first downs and logged a solid contested catch.

Chicago Bears

Allen Robinson was the lone bright spot for the offense. Chase Daniel consistently found him open past the sticks to move the chains, and Robinson made a couple of great catches to help keep the Bears in this game.

The Bears were completely dominated at the line of scrimmage. Their offensive line could not create any holes for David Montgomery or Tarik Cohen to run through, making it very difficult for the offense to sustain a drive.

Khalil Mack was almost non-existent rushing the passer against the Raiders, as well as the rest of the Bears' pass rushers. Carr was pressured on very few occasions throughout the game and seemingly had all day to throw.

Akiem Hicks left the game early on with an injury. The Raiders took advantage and consistently picked up yards on the ground against this Hicks-less defensive front. Roquan Smith looked hesitant in coverage, seemingly confused on his assignment on a couple of occasions.

Rookie Takeaways

Montgomery did not have a good day. He recorded just 25 yards on 11 carries and allowed pressure on one of his two pass-blocking snaps.

Cris Collinsworth

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