The Raiders lost to the Bears in a closer-than-it-looked 17-6 game. The teams exchanged field goals until the final quarter, when Bears QB Brian Griese threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian with 3:11 remaining. The Vikings were pummeled by the Packers 34-0 and also lost league rushing leader Adrian Peterson, who was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury.
Vikings RB Chester Taylor vs. Raiders run defense. Despite suddenly being without Adrian Peterson, the Vikings still have a favorable matchup at running back with backup -- and former starter -- Chester Taylor. The Raiders, ranked 29th against the run, have given up a league-high 13 rushing TDs on the season. The Raiders defensively are ranked fourth against the pass, and with Tarvaris Jackson struggling, Oakland could devote more personnel to stopping Taylor.