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Bears begin prepping to host Raiders

Three days after a disappointing road loss to the Seahawks, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to prepare for Sunday's home game against the Raiders.


TE Martellus Bennett has 13 catches for 118 receiving yards through three games.

The Bears are 0-3 for the first time since 2003 and have tied a franchise record with eight straight losses dating back to last season. The Raiders (2-1) snapped an 11-game road losing streak last Sunday with a 27-20 win over the Browns in Cleveland.

After their 0-3 start in 2003, the Bears beat the Raiders 24-21 in Week 4 in Chicago on Paul Edinger's 48-yard field goal as time expired. Since that game, every other NFL team has visited the Bears at Soldier Field.

The Bears trail the all-time series with the Raiders 8-7 but have won three of the last five matchups. They lost the last meeting 25-20 on Nov. 27, 2011 in Oakland.

Making his first NFL start in place of the injured Jay Cutler, Caleb Hanie rebounded from three first-half interceptions to pass for 254 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard bomb to Johnny Knox. But Sebastian Janikowski kicked six field goals—the most ever by a Bears opponent.

Raiders with connections to the Bears include Oakland offensive line coach Mike Tice, who spent three seasons in Chicago as line coach (2010-11) and offensive coordinator (2012); and tackle J'Marcus Webb, who started 44 of 46 games played with the Bears from 2010-12 after arriving as a seventh-round draft pick.

After Week 3, the Bears rank 28th in offense (tied for 6th rushing and 31st passing) and 11th in defense (tied for 28th against the run and 6th versus the pass). The Raiders rank 7th in offense (17th rushing and 7th passing) and 32nd in defense (13th versus the run and 30th versus the pass). will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will be available Wednesday, while offensive coordinator Adam Gase will speak Thursday.

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