Sunday, November 27, 2011
Third quarter: Raiders 18, Bears 7
By Michael C. Wright
Injured Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watches from the sidelines on Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sebastian Janikowski set an Oakland Raiders franchise record for most field goals in a game in the third quarter by connecting for his fifth and sixth to put the Raiders ahead 18-7 as the Chicago Bears continued to sputter on offense.
The Raiders marched 71 yards in 10 plays to start the second half on a drive that included four plays of 11 yards or more, including a 29-yard completion from Carson Palmer to Marcel Reece with Janikowski doing the honors from 37 yards out.
Janikowski boomed a 44-yarder to set the franchise record with 22 seconds remaining.
Down eight points to start their first possession of the second half, the Bears called two runs on first and second downs, resulting in the chains moving for a first down. The Bears passed the ball on the next three plays. The result: a Caleb Hanie incompletion, a sack for a 10-yard loss, and the Bears eventually punting on fourth and 13.
By the end of the quarter, Hanie had passed for 79 yards and three interceptions on 8-fo-18 attempts.