This list could easily have been longer than five. The Bears first teamers turned in a dominant first half performance. Behind five first half scoring drives, the Bears raced out to a 27-3 halftime lead, before the Raiders second teamers outscored the Bears 23-7 in the second half. The Bears earned their second straight preseason win, 34-28 in Oakland.
Marc Trestman said during the week of preparation for Oakland that the Bears starters would mostly rest in their final game Thursday against Cleveland.
Cutler had by far his most efficient performance against the Raiders. In addition to the five first half scoring drives, Cutler went 12-21 for 142 yards and a touchdown and also had two carries for 12 yards. He was also turnover free for the first time this pre-seasons. His grasp of Trestman and Kromer's offense was executed perfectly. It doesn't appear that it will take him three years to completely grasp the offense as Cutler said earlier this summer.
After only one carry in the preseason opener against Carolina, Forte has showed he's ready for pro-bowl season under Marc Trestman. The West Coast offense relies heavily on its running backs and Forte should be no exception.
In the last two games against Oakland and San Diego, Forte has 14 carries for 150 yards and three receptions for 91 yards and he's scored two touchdowns.
The rookie from Florida turned in his third straight impressive performance. With D.J. Williams continued to be sidelined with a calf injury, Bostic is making strong push for the starting middle linebacker spot.
He had seven tackles and one assist in a dominant first half performance by the Bears defense. Only a 58 yard FG on the last play of the half prevented the Raiders first team offense from going scoreless. Bostic has definitely earned playing time with his performances the last three weeks.
Ford continues to impress in a reserve roll. With Armando Allen continuing to be hobbled by a hamstring injury, Ford has been given an opportunity. He rand nine time for 58 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards on friday night. The Bears are going to have a difficult decision to make at the final cutdown day on August 31.
After missing the loss against San Diego, Jeffery had a breakout performance against Oakland. The second year receiver from South Carolina had seven receptions for 77 yards to lead the team in receiving. Jeffery will be a key player to take the pressure off Brandon Marshall this season. Marshall led the NFL in percent of his team's target's last fall.
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