Rex Grossman replaced an injured Brian Griese and threw a 59-yard pass to Bernard Berrian for the go-ahead score with 3:11 remaining, leading the Bears to a 17-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Grossman finished 7 of 14 for 142 yards.
Raiders quarterback Josh McCown was 14 for 27 for 108 yards, threw an interception and fumbled to set up a Chicago touchdown in the final minutes. McCown was 1 for 13 during one stretch.
After Oakland forced Chicago to punt and got the ball back with 1:48 left, the Bears' Adewale Ogunleye forced a fumble by McCown that was recovered by Israel Idonije at the Raiders' 3. Cedric Benson scored on the next play to seal the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 for 15: The Raiders converted on just three of 15 third-down attempts.
80: Oakland's net yards passing.
193: The Raiders' season-low yardage output against the Bears.
THEY SAID IT
"We were trying to get the right matchup all game, and we couldn't get it, and then it happened. At that time of the game, we needed anything to happen, a long run or a long play." -- Berrian, on his TD reception
"Obviously the kid's here for a reason and they picked him No. 1 for a reason. At some point, he's going to have to play. Obviously for us we hope that's not this year because we want to get on a roll here and start winning some ballgames." -- McCown on JaMarcus Russell
- There's a reason McCown has played for three teams in three years.
- The only excuse Raiders coach Lane Kiffin has now for not playing Russell is fear of him getting killed behind that truly offensive line.
- That Robert Gallery pick sure is working out. Wonder how that Roethlisberger fella is faring over in Pittsburgh?
Want to hear more about the Raiders? Brian Clark, The Bee's weekend editor, sounds off in his blog, which can be found at http://thehive.modbee.com/silverandblack.