The Chicago Bears secondary knew they had their hands full this week with young studs in the making, quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper, heading to town with the Oakland Raiders.
The defensive backfield rose to the challenge and mostly contained the Raiders’ passing attack. Carr had just 196 yards passing, but did have two touchdown passes, one to Cooper. Cooper made a great catch in the back of the end zone, which was originally ruled incomplete — and still looked as though he didn’t have full control in the replay — but was overturned by the referee.
Cooper was held to just 49 yards on the day — half of which came on the touchdown catch.
Tracy Porter was active in pass coverage and did a good job challenging the receivers. Safety Adrian Amos looks as though he is settling in more and more as the season goes on. Even Kyle Fuller played with some more toughness and looked physical in run support.
Unfortunately, veteran Antrel Rolle left the game on a cart and was seen afterward in the locker room in a walking boot.