Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders: 3 players to watch
By Daniel Davis
Sitting at 2-2 on the season, the Oakland Raiders head to London, where they will take on Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears. Here are three players to watch.
The Oakland Raiders travel over the Atlantic Ocean to take on the hot Chicago Bears in London, England. Although Vontaze Burfict won’t be joining the team due to his suspension from the hit on Colts Jack Doyle, the Raiders are still focused and feeding off the energy from the win against the Colts.
Erik Harris made a play on Jacoby Brissett‘s bad throw and took it to the house to ice the win on the road. While the defense still struggled at some points, even with T.Y Hilton out of the game, the offense was hitting on all cylinders putting 31 points on the board with seven coming from the defense.
However good the win was against the Colts, the Bears defense is one of the best in the league this year, presenting the Raiders with a tougher challenge on that side of the ball in Week 5.
The Raiders put 31 points on a Colts defense missing two of their top-5 players in Darius Leonard and Malik Hooker. Leonard was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018 and led the NFL in tackles, while Hooker is one of the best safeties in the NFL in the first three games of the 2019 season. The Colts have an average, middle of the road defense, but the Bears have an elite one and it all starts with the former Raider.
Here are three players to watch.