What Can We Take From the Oakland Raiders’ Dominance of the Chicago Bears?

The Oakland Raiders completed their second preseason game of the 2010 season with an impressive 32-17 victory Saturday night against the Chicago Bears and former rival, quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Raiders bordered on dominance in the first half. The Bears really only had two noteworthy offensive plays in the first half. One was an 89-yard scamper by running back Matt Forte. The other was a touchdown pass where Cutler avoided heavy pressure to buy time while Johnny Knox lost rookie Jeremy Ware in the back of the end zone.

If not for these two plays, the Raiders would have easily taken a two-score lead into halftime.

The second half did not fare much better for the Bears. The Raiders outscored the Bears 19-3. This was an impressive win, even more so considering Namdi Asamougha, Chris Johnson, Richard Seymour and Darren McFadden did not play. But as with all preseason games, the key is to analyze what this means without reading too far into it. Here are a few observations that I found noteworthy while watching the game.

Jason Campbell Can Play

In his second preseason game as Oakland's starting quarterback, Jason Campbell started on fire. In Oakland's first drive of the night, Campbell went 5-for-5 for 89 yards while rushing for a touchdown. The rest of the game, however, did not go so well. Campbell finished the first half 10-for-20 for 170 yards with an interception as the Raiders were unable to score another touchdown.

So what can we take from this?

That first drive really showcased how good Campbell can be. He lead the Raiders down the field with the greatest of ease, making mincemeat out of Chicago's secondary. The rest of the first half showed that he is still young and needs to be get more consistency out of his play.

Taking out Campbell's first drive, he was 5-for-15 for 81 yards and an interception for a QB rating of 24.5. His performance, however, wa...

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