The rust now hopefully off of them, the Chicago Bears open their home campaign this Saturday against the Oakland Raiders.
It's not the type of preseason action that will be must-see TV, but there is progress to be made nonetheless—for both teams.
For the Chicago Bears, it's a chance to get the bad taste out of their mouth after suffering a 15-point loss to the San Diego Chargers in their preseason opener.
It's an opportunity to show the home fans that there is a glimmer of hope for this team.
With the news of Brett Favre's return to the Minnesota Vikings this week, many will be counting on the Bears to finish third in the NFC North behind both the Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
It's hard not to argue with that belief, but the games are played on the field—not in the papers.
With tomorrow's action, there are some things the Bears can establish and strengthen, while some other things that might need more weeks of grooming and preparation.
Here are five things to look for tomorrow night when the Raiders come to town.