In a 12-30 loss at Soldier Field, the Silver and Black will like to forget about Week 7 as they played their worst this season against the NFC North’s last place team. Brian Hoyer and Josh Jacobs had sub par outings and Davante Adams’ 57-yard day wasn’t that much better.
With quarterback Justin Fields out, Chicago relied on their undrafted backup Tyson Bagent who made his first NFL career start. The Bears’ defense also dominated as Jaylon Johnson recorded his first career pick-six along with his second career interception.
Bears running back D’Onta Foreman gave his team a 3-14 lead as he rushed for two touchdowns in the first half. Las Vegas Raider kicker Daniel Carlson put the Silver and Black on the board with a 40-yarder before halftime. Foreman recorded another touchdown in the third quarter but on a 5-yard pass from Bagent which brought the Raiders deficit to 3-21.
Trading a field goal each, it felt as if the Raiders already threw the white flag near the end of the fourth. Johnson’s pick six on Hoyer was executed on a 1st & 10, killing what already was a dead game for the Las Vegas Raiders. Backup QB Aidan O’Connell subbed in for Hoyer on their last drive, and was able to lock in receiver Jakobi Meyers for a 9-yard touchdown.
On the bright side, it’s becoming more obvious that Jakobi Meyers is the clear number two behind Adams as he caught his third touchdown in the last three games. With five under his belt this 2023-2024 season, Meyers is tied for third most receiving touchdowns across all NFL receivers this season.
The Las Vegas Raiders will travel to Ford Field in Week 8 to face another NFC North opponent, the Detroit Lions.