Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jay Cutler active and starting, the Bears chance to win rises from 46% to 61%, according to ESPN's Football Power Index.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

AccuWeather forecast calls for temperatures to be in the middle 50s in Chicago for when the Bears host the Oakland Raiders. There is a slight chance of light rain. The wind will be at the players' backs when driving toward the south end zone.

Clemson's defensive line was impressive vs. Notre Dame (1:09)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears' inactives in Week 4: David Fales, Pat O'Donnell, Alshon Jeffery, Ka'Deem Carey, Hroniss Grasu, Jermon Bushrod and Jeremiah Ratliff.


Jay Cutler active for Bears; Jeffery out

The Bears QB missed last week's game with a hamstring injury that knocked him out of Week 2. However, he won't have top WR Alshon Jeffery, who is inactive for the third straight week with a hamstring injury.

Breaking down this week's inactive players (1:58)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears announce that quarterback Jay Cutler is active and will start versus the Oakland Raiders.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

The top two scoring defenses in the FBS belong to Northwestern (7 ppg allowed) and Michigan (7.6 ppg). They play this week in Ann Arbor. Take the under, whatever it is.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

There is nothing wrong with Jay Cutler's arm. Cutler had his customary velocity in pregame warmups. Cutler did not seem bothered by his hamstring injury when dropping back to pass. It remains to be seen how well he moves outside the pocket when pressured.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Cutler throwing to his receivers. Cutler taking the first set of throws in all the drills.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is on the field throwing in pregame warmups. Cutler is questionable, but took majority of reps at practice.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Gloomy day in Chicago for Bears vs. Raiders. Jay Cutler took the majority of practice reps this week and will test out his hamstring one final time in pregame warmups.

Schefter's early Sunday roster notes

  • Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is expected to play today, per league source.
  • Packers WR Davante Adams will not play today vs. San Francisco, per league sources.
  • Bears WR Alshon Jeffery will not play, per source. However, Bears optimistic Jay Cutler will play; will test hamstring pregame.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders at Soldier Field. Playing surface remains covered after overnight rain in the Chicagoland area. Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET.

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Top 10 teams stumble on Saturday

  • Florida upset No.3-ranked Ole Miss.
  • Clemson beat No. 6 Notre Dame.
  • Arizona State beat No. 7 UCLA.
  • Alabama beat No. 8 Georgia.
  • Meanwhile, top-ranked Ohio State escaped when Indiana's last pass was incomplete in the end zone and No.2-ranked Michigan State survived a scare from Purdue.
Relive Notre Dame-Clemson in 15 seconds (0:14)

The 2-point conversion that sunk Notre Dame

Down two with 7 seconds left, the Fighting Irish couldn't get the two-point try against Clemson, and it was what clinched the 24-22 upset of the No. 6 team in the nation.


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mackensie Alexander was actually pretty complimentary of Will Fuller after the game, but was happy to claim victory in that matchup. Said he's been looking forward to it since the summer.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaq Lawson said Vic Beasley and Grady Jarrett talked to the team before the game. "We were ready for the stage," Lawson said.