The Bears have the No. 30 passing defense in the NFL right now but they do get turnovers.
The Raiders' once-maligned trade for quarterback Carson Palmer looks better by the day as he removes the rust. Sunday he will get a chance to do some damage, facing the worst pass defense he's faced all year.
In just three starts in 2011, Palmer is 2-1 with a 109 quarterback rating. The Bears and the rest of the NFL have to watch out more for the Raiders throwing the ball down the field.
Palmer;s completion percentage of 53 percent on throws over 20 yards is a vast improvement over Jason Campbell's 20 percent. Palmer is still getting comfortable, but the Raiders are already a different team.
Speaking of different, Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy will get a shot to prove their value on Sunday. Before this season, I thought Schilens would finally stay healthy and put his remarkable talents together.
I also thought it would be Murphy's year, as he was on pace for a 1,000-yard season before getting injured in 2010.
The emergence of other receivers in their stead after injuries took away their chances earlier this year, but they will get another chance Sunday because of injuries to the other receivers.
Old friend T.J. Houshmandzadeh will get his chance to do damage underneath as the other two hit the Bears up top. Kevin Boss and Brandon Myers will both get to work underneath from the tight end position.
Marcel Reece is a special weapon that neither Lance Briggs or Brain Urlacher will be able to cover. All this comes with the Bears already being preoccupied with Bush and the running game.