Final

Bears 34

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Raiders 26

(1-2, 1-1 home)

10:00 PM ET, August 23, 2013

O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA 

1 2 3 4 T
CHI 17 10 0 734
OAK 0 3 17 626

Bears 34, Raiders 26

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears look ready to start the season. The Oakland Raiders look ready for a quarterback controversy.

Cutler led five first-half scoring drives, Matt Forte gained 109 yards from scrimmage and the Bears beat the Raiders 34-26 Friday night in the final big dress rehearsal for the regular season.

"It was a good outing for everybody, but it is preseason," Cutler said. "You can't get caught up in that. I don't think we can get too high on this game. We made some mistakes and we need to go back and look at them. But it's a good barometer of where we're at and where we can go."

Cutler and Forte connected on a 32-yard touchdown pass, former Raiders running back Michael Bush added a pair of touchdown runs and Alshon Jeffery caught seven passes for 77 yards as the Bears (2-1) broke out to a 27-0 lead in the first half.

This was likely the last full test for Chicago's first-team offense before the season as the top stars will play sparingly -- if at all -- in the exhibition finale next week against Cleveland.

The Raiders (1-2) might need to use next week's game against Seattle to figure out who their quarterback will be.

Matt Flynn threw two interceptions on just six passes before being pulled in favor of Terrelle Pryor in the second quarter to the delight of frustrated Raiders fans. Oakland's first-team defense was shredded and the usually reliable Sebastian Janikowski even missed a 49-yard field goal before connecting from 58 yards out on the final play of the first half to get Oakland on the board.

"We were very frustrated with how we performed," Flynn said. "Watch it, correct it and you have to move on. We'll move on from this."

Pryor electrified the crowd by leading a late field-goal drive in the first half and then running and throwing for scores in the third quarter. Pryor finished 7 for 9 for 93 yards passing to go along with 37 yards rushing and led Oakland to 20 points on five drives and made a case that he should be the starter when the season starts.

"What I want to look at is who gives us the best chance to move the ball down the field and score points," coach Dennis Allen said. "Obviously I'm not going to look at one night and base any type of decision on one night. I'll go back and I'll look at it and we'll see where we go from here."

The Bears came into this game looking to show their passing offense was more than just Brandon Marshall after he was targeted on all five throws by Cutler last week against San Diego. Cutler managed to do that on the first drive with long completions to Jeffery and tight end Marcellus Bennett that set up a field goal by Robbie Gould.

"We just called more of our packages and everybody got a chance to get the ball," Bennett said.

Both those completions came against Raiders rookie D.J. Hayden, who played his first game since a near fatal practice collision last November in college at Houston. Hayden recovered from that scare and was picked 12th overall by Oakland, but was not cleared for contact until this week. He missed a tackle on Jeffery's 22-yard gain, but later on the drive broke up a pass to Marshall.

Cutler continued to spread the ball around on the second drive after a Tim Jennings interception. Forte took a swing pass on the next play and went in for a 32-yard touchdown.

Cutler led three more scoring drives in the half and finished the night 12 for 21 for 142 yards with the touchdown. He completed passes to five players with none going to Marshall on four attempts in that direction.

"It was kind of imperative to do that, come out there and get everything going efficiently," Forte said. "We started off fast. It was good to get that continuity going."

The Raiders' first-team offense had no bright spots with Flynn throwing as many interceptions (two) as first downs produced (two) in five drives, leading to frequent boos from the home crowd.

Pryor led a late drive for a field goal at the end of the first half and then showed his athleticism on the opening drive of the third quarter. He hit Rod Streater on a 19-yard pass after scrambling out of pressure and then scored on a 25-yard run.

Pryor then threw for a score when he threaded a 19-yard pass to rookie tight end Nick Kasa on third-and-16 before sitting for the rest of the game.

"I love to throw the ball," Pryor said. "I find joy in throwing it. I also find joy in making plays with my feet too. It's definitely something the defense has to look out for and it opens up a lot of things. But I'd rather throw a touchdown then run it."

Game notes


Streater (concussion), CB Joselio Hanson (groin), S Usama Young (hamstring) and WR Brice Butler (hamstring) all had injuries for the Raiders. ... Oakland RB Darren McFadden sat out with a shoulder injury but could have played if it was the regular season. ... Chicago CB Zach Bowman tore his hamstring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHI
OAK
1st Downs1818
Passing 1st downs
1110
Rushing 1st downs
77
1st downs from Penalties
01
3rd down efficiency
4-122-12
4th down efficiency
0-01-2
Total Plays6161
Total Yards353337
Yards per play5.85.5
Total Drives1416
Passing189209
Comp - Att
18-3117-29
Yards per pass
6.17.2
Interceptions thrown
14
Sacks - Yards Lost
0-03-31
Rushing164128
Rushing Attempts
3029
Yards per rush
5.54.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-32-3
Penalties8-655-37
Turnovers24
Fumbles lost
10
Interceptions thrown
14
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession29:1330:47

Passing Leaders

CHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Cutler12/211426.8100-0
McCown5/9424.7010-0
OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
McGloin7/141289.1121-13
Pryor7/99310.3101-11

Rushing Leaders

CHICARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte67612.7035
Ford9586.4117
OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart10373.7010
Pryor4379.3125

Receiving Leaders

CHIRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Jeffery77711.00228
Forte23316.51322
OAKRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Session24321.50222
Leonhardt23718.50282

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHIOAK
chiFG08:41Robbie Gould 45 Yd 30
chiTD07:02Matt Forte 32 Yd Pass From Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould Kick) 100
chiTD02:17Michael Bush 10 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick) 170
SECOND QUARTERCHIOAK
chiTD10:09Michael Bush 1 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick) 240
chiFG01:00Robbie Gould 53 Yd 270
oakFG00:00Sebastian Janikowski 58 Yd 273
THIRD QUARTERCHIOAK
oakTD10:10Terrelle Pryor 25 Yd Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) 2710
oakFG04:38Sebastian Janikowski 30 Yd 2713
oakTD00:34Nick Kasa 19 Yd Pass From Terrelle Pryor (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) 2720
FOURTH QUARTERCHIOAK
chiTD09:43Michael Ford 15 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick) 3420
oakTD04:07Jamize Olawale 5 Yd Pass From Matt McGloin (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3426