I picked the Bears to win 23-20 today.
The key for the Bears is to get off to a fast start, establish Matt Forte as a threat and empower Caleb Hanie to make some plays.
On the flip side, the Bears defense has to stop Michael Bush, who really paces that Raiders offense. With Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford inactive, the Raiders are thin at the receiver position. Darrius Heyward-Bey is active, but he was limited in practice the last few days.
If they can limit Bush, I don’t believe Carson Palmer will be able to punish the Bears secondary.
So what you project? Provide a score a quick line on why.