Raiders make a statement, beat Bears in London

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When the Raiders traded Khalil Mack to the Bears last year, many saw it as proof that Jon Gruden is clueless about how to build a winning team. Gruden got a measure of revenge today.

With the Raiders and Bears meeting in the Khalil Mack Bowl in London today, it was Gruden’s Raiders who came away on top, 24-21.

The Raiders jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, but in the third quarter it was all Bears, as Chicago stormed back to go up 21-17. However, the Raiders marched down the field in the fourth quarter to score the game-winning touchdown.

Josh Jacobs, acquired by the Raiders this year with the Bears’ first-round draft pick as part of the Mack trade, was excellent, with 26 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

The loss drops the Bears to 3-2, and erases last week’s talk that their offense would be just fine with backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Chicago’s offense is struggling whether Daniel or Mitchell Trubisky is running the show.

The Raiders are now also 3-2, and suddenly it looks like Gruden knows what he’s doing.

69 responses to “Raiders make a statement, beat Bears in London

  1. “The Raiders are now also 3-2, and suddenly it looks like Gruden knows what he’s doing.”

    OK, take it easy there bud!

  2. What a great win only reason it was even close we nearly gave them the game back with our own mistakes but we got the win and were 3-2 going into our bye RN4L….

  3. The problem with Mack is that he takes off quarters. He is great for two plays and then disappears for the rest of the game; interestingly, the other defensive fraud in the NFL, Ewwin Dawnold, also plays for three plays and then disappears.

  4. Daniel Chase is an absolute bum -It boggles my mind how after like 10 years in the league a QB can still be so terrible.

    He even threw another horrible pick that was wiped out because the Raiders DLineman got a horsecrap roughing the QB penalty for doing a textbook clean tackle.

  5. billswillnevermove says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Josh Jacobs is an absolute stud
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    Username stolen yet again from Toronto Troll. Seek help troll. Travel across the border, just once. Do it.

  6. Poor Daniel. You’d think that scoring 21 against the Raiders would be enough, but this loss will count more against him in the future than against this supposedly-great defense.

    Bears are overrated. I don’t think they have what it takes to get to the next level.

  7. Its NAGY who is is over-rated. It was ridiculously STUPID to have ANY attempt to block that last punt by the Raiders. The Bears Def had HELD and were getting the ball back to run out the clock.

    WHY would the coaches allow anybody to come close to the punter??? They didnt need a block – the need the BALL..STUPID!

  8. Josh Jacobs + another 1st + Trent Brown + T. Williams. Everything Raiders got because of the Mack trade. I would say the Raiders won that trade big…

    Where is everyone that said Josh Jacobs shouldn’t have been picked in round 1?? Raiders don’t need a RB…

  9. When the Vikings beat the Raiders, we were told that the Raiders suck, by Bear and Packer fans.

    After beating the Bears, the Raiders have a winning record.

    So is it the Raiders that suck or is it the Bears?

  10. Bahaha, $25 million a year well spent huh bears?? Raiders used the pick from Chicago on Jacobs and Jacobs abused your defense all day long. Just shows Jacobs and his class instead of Mack and Pienro spewing trash.

  11. It feels like piling on at this point, but the Mack trade worked out great for Oakland and it will have a greater impact over the next few years.

  12. It feels like piling on at this point, but the Mack trade worked out great for Oakland and it will have a greater impact over the next few years.

  13. Mack thinks to highly of himself, he’s no Lawrence Taylor! Glad to see Oakland take care of business! Next time first-and-goal at the 3 don’t throw a 1-yard pass! Jacob’s all day when you’re running at will!

  14. Sorry all you Gruden trolls like I always say Mack disappears in games 90 million dollar cap hell provider . We are building a young fast team through the draft. RN4L Great game plan today Chucky!!

  15. billswillnevermove says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Josh Jacobs is an absolute stud
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    Joe is an absolute loser. Punk. Steals usernames, on Bills threads 24/7, no matter what time of night. Anyone on this sight have any idea how many usernames this troll has? I work in IT, I know how many he has. Easy to look up. Only if you are smart enough, which he is not.

  16. Hahaha I said it then and I’m gonna say it again NO pass rusher is worth that kinda money!! How many titles has Mack won since he’s been in the league? Oh that’s right he won ZERO with the Bears, and he’s won ZERO since he got traded, and he’s never winning one in Chicago…Period

  17. Jacob’s makes the Mack trade easier, can’t wait to see what we get from another 1st rd pick. Da Bears won’t have enough money in a couple years

  18. 1. Over confidence killed Da Bears.
    2. Montgomery is not the answer at running back.
    3. No pro caliber tight ends….Burton can’t do it, Saheen sucks, Braunecker is over his head and Holtz cant play.
    4. Offensive line sucks.

  19. I’m not sold on the raiders, glad they beat the bears. I had predicted about 500 for the bears and right now that may be a stretch. I thought that the bears Letting jordan howard go was a mistake, he is fast power back, they will continue to miss him. Surprised by mack being irrelevant though. A good win by the raiders.

  20. gtodriver says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    So is it the Raiders that suck or is it the Bears?
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    Both.

  21. The biggest problem for the Bears is Nagy, the offense is too predictable. Teams had it figured out by the end of last year. I didn’t get to see the game but I’ll bet the Raiders sat on those routes knowing what was coming. Offensive line isn’t very good either. Previous poster was right, it was a mistake to trade Howard. Cohen is way too small – don’t know enough about Montgomery yet. Yes, Trubisky has been unimpressive/ disappointing to date but until Nagy changes, the Bears will struggle regardless of who is playing quarterback, even if it had been Mahomes who was drafted instead. There was a reason Andy Reid didn’t let Nagy call plays in KC. As for Mack, I’ll still take that trade any day of the week. For all those those who say the Bears will go 8-8 or worse this year, you may be right but that is what would have happened last year without Mack, no way they go 12-4. He’s not going to get 3 sacks every week but he still impacts the game in a positive way for the Bears every week. And if the Bears don’t make that trade, Green Bay does. By the way, your “genius” Gruden? Is this the same genius that gave draft picks for an already known to be dysfunctional Antonio Brown? Good luck with that.

  22. I’m a NOT a Raiders fan, and I don’t like Jon Gruden. I also don’t like how Hard Knocks on HBO became the “Chuckie Show” this season.

    However, I have to respect him and his team for going overseas and beating a Bears team who was starting to believe they were going to have an easy win.

  23. The Bears (and especially the defense) had a whole offseason of hearing everyone say how great they were. Now they get two weeks to hear everyone calling them (especially the defense) frauds and overrated. I’m interested to see how Nagy approaches the next two weeks because the Bears team I’ve seen so far this season isn’t even close to the the caliber of the squad last year. And the other 3 teams in that division aren’t going away either.

  24. While Icognito cost the Raiders points by making a couple of stupid penalties in the first half, building on his reputation, he gave up no sacks and did a great job moving the DL.

  25. Where are all of the calls for Gruden to be fired? Oh come on guys he has no idea what he’s doing right? I mean bringing in Incognito a guy who’s one of the best offensive lineman in the league even though he has a few screws loose, and trying to get A.B to play football and stop being a nut job, and trading away a guy who wanted the world without any hardware to back up his request. I mean really who can win with all of these stupid moves? I guess no one right

  26. Anybody that watched the game knows that Mack was being doubled and even tripled the entire game when the raiders dropped back to pass. the raiders ran the ball very well and took advantage of Hicks being out. this loss has nothing to do with Mack being ineffective. the Bears are probably a wild card team that won’t do anything meaningful in the playoffs.

  27. billswillnevermove says:
    October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Josh Jacobs is an absolute stud
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    Great observation, he really is a stud.

  28. “Anybody that watched the game knows that Mack was being doubled and even tripled the entire game when the raiders dropped back to pass. the raiders ran the ball very well and took advantage of Hicks being out. this loss has nothing to do with Mack being ineffective. the Bears are probably a wild card team that won’t do anything meaningful in the playoffs”

    Agreed Raiders gameplan was to eliminate Mack from the game, well it’s on the rest of the defense and the coaching staff to make the Raiders pay for that. Anytime you double a guy you are giving something else up. But with the way the Bears offense looks and the way the rest of the NFC north looks Bears will be lucky at this rate to get a wild card.

  29. Gruden inherited a dumpster fire and he’s building the right way. Those were all rookies on that last drive. Hunter Renfrow and Foster Moreau made great receiving plays on that game winning drive, and Josh Jacobs rushed for over 100 yards and scored the winning TD. Last year’s fifth round pick, Maurice Hurst sealed the deal with a sack. They still have Chicago’s first round pick next year, but Gruden is showing that he can get good talent throughout the draft. I don’t think I heard Khalil Mack’s name all day. Did he play today, or did he take the day off? He’s been known to do that. I heard a lot about him from Monday through Saturday, but nothing on Sunday. Another genius move by Gruden. $141 million? Are you kidding me? Lol

  30. No worries bear fans. Let these crazy raider fans have their day. You know when you are so used to losing games and you finally win one you have to gloat. Enjoy it today. Reality is in a few weeks this game will be a forgotten memory and the raiders will be fighting for a top 5 pick while chicago will be in the playoff hunt and competing for a division title. The epitome of a bad team is when their fans act like beating the bears by 3 week 5 makes them superbowl contenders when they have played like the dolphins every week prior. Like I said, enjoy today.

  31. patrickvwashington says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    No worries bear fans. Let these crazy raider fans have their day. You know when you are so used to losing games and you finally win one you have to gloat. Enjoy it today. Reality is in a few weeks this game will be a forgotten memory and the raiders will be fighting for a top 5 pick while chicago will be in the playoff hunt and competing for a division title. The epitome of a bad team is when their fans act like beating the bears by 3 week 5 makes them superbowl contenders when they have played like the dolphins every week prior. Like I said, enjoy today.
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    That’s a lot of crying, are you going to be alright?

  32. What was the national narrative this week on Bears v Raiders?

    1. Raiders are a dysfunctional organization and an NFL doormat with no talent.

    2. Gruden is a buffoon who made the worst personnel move this decade by trading Mack.

    3. The Bears will dominate the Raiders and Khalil Mack will have a field day sacking Carr and get his much deserved revenge on Gruden.

    4. Gruden made a dumb decision by having his road weary team file to London right after the lucky win in Indy.

    5. The Bears, like the genius Belichick, made the smart decision to take a Thurs nite red eye and arrive in London on Friday like any other road game.

    6. A career backup, Chase Daniel, is a clear upgrade over Trubisky.

    7. The Bears are a lock in this game and laying 5 to 7 points vs the Raiders is easy money as evidenced by the Bears being the most popular selection this week in the Westgate Supercontest.

    This entire narrative was proven to be rubbish, to borrow a British phrase. I am sure the anti Raider, anti Gruden national media are scrambling now figuring out how to spin the facts that the Raiders just established by
    whipping the Super Bowl favorite Bears. I bet they will conveniently downplay this game in their Week 5 recaps and invent an excuse to rationalize their narrative that the Bears are awesome and the Raiders suck.

  33. This what happens when the defense has a bad day and needs the offense to bail them out. Unfortunately, the Bears offense is a huge mess and the problem starts with the egg head calling the plays. Matt Nagy shouldn’t be calling plays. He thinks he’s an offensive genius but he has no idea what he’s doing.

  34. You may beat the Raiders but one thing is for sure, They don’t quit.
    One more good Draft and the Raiders will be contenders.

  35. the Bears story has not changed. With the rule changes of the last 10 years the league has become a QB game. Have a good one and you’ll do well. Lack one and the supporting players can make a difference in a game or two but over the long haul you’ll not succeed. Perhaps the story has yet to be told on Trubisky but I would not bet on it.

  36. patrickvwashington says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    No worries bear fans. Let these crazy raider fans have their day. You know when you are so used to losing games and you finally win one you have to gloat. Enjoy it today. Reality is in a few weeks this game will be a forgotten memory and the raiders will be fighting for a top 5 pick while chicago will be in the playoff hunt and competing for a division title. The epitome of a bad team is when their fans act like beating the bears by 3 week 5 makes them superbowl contenders when they have played like the dolphins every week prior. Like I said, enjoy today.
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    Of course we Raider fans will be enjoying this and the fact that we still have more Super Bowl victories than you. By the way where was Mack during the game ? I do remember Jacobs dragging him for those 123 yards and 2 touchdowns so you mad bro ?

  37. patrickvwashington says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    No worries bear fans. Let these crazy raider fans have their day. You know when you are so used to losing games and you finally win one you have to gloat. Enjoy it today. Reality is in a few weeks this game will be a forgotten memory and the raiders will be fighting for a top 5 pick while chicago will be in the playoff hunt and competing for a division title. The epitome of a bad team is when their fans act like beating the bears by 3 week 5 makes them superbowl contenders when they have played like the dolphins every week prior. Like I said, enjoy today.
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    Of course we Raider fans will be enjoying this and the fact that we still have more Super Bowl victories than you. By the way where was Mack during the game ? I do remember Jacobs dragging him for those 123 yards and 2 touchdowns so you mad bro ?

    Yes, when you suck all you can do is live in the past. BTW if you want to live in the Past the bears have 8 championships and a Superbowl. But what have you done lately and the raiders have consistently been a doormat since gruden left them for TB. So I guess I understand why you bird brains are puffing your chest out. Hold on to this W I guess, it will be something to brag about after the season, another losing one BTW.

  38. Mack trade was a Win/Win. Where was he? Getting held, double/triple teamed, recovering Carr’s fumble. Bringing the Bears to the playoffs. Still 2-3 sacks behind the entire Raiders Defense in terms of sacks/FF and TO.

    Bears are struggling. Awaiting Trubisky to be at the 201 level of offense as we were told. Going to be awhile if he’s in trainer’s room.

    Lots of games left, going to be a challenge to catch the Pack at this rate, perhaps fighting for a wildcard.

  39. patrickvwashington says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    No worries bear fans. Let these crazy raider fans have their day. You know when you are so used to losing games and you finally win one you have to gloat. Enjoy it today. Reality is in a few weeks this game will be a forgotten memory and the raiders will be fighting for a top 5 pick while chicago will be in the playoff hunt and competing for a division title. The epitome of a bad team is when their fans act like beating the bears by 3 week 5 makes them superbowl contenders when they have played like the dolphins every week prior. Like I said, enjoy today.
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    Is somebody still crying about the Bears losing ?

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