The Raiders were missing their starting running back and both starting wide receivers but they still managed to move the ball up and down the field on the Bears' first team defense.
After a shaky start, the defense settled down. The pressure from the Rush Men made Campbell a little more nervous. The unit finished the half with 2 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interesting. Julius Peppers finished with 5 tackles and 1 sack and was in full beast mode.
If he and the defensive line were effective, why were the Raiders able to pass at will? Brian Urlacher was not roaming the middle. Without Urlacher, this defense is not the same. Campbell was able to get outside the pocket because of the rush and dump the ball off. Urlacher's range would've taken care of that. He left with a calf injury that turned out to be minor. If this was a regular season game, I'm betting that we would've been able to return. Besides, Lovie Smith or Rod Marinelli (whoever is calling the plays) will not play anything other than a base defense during the preseason.
Remember 4th Phase, this is only the preseason.