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Week 10 vs. KC
Receiving: 3 / 27 / 0 on 4 targets
Schilens long awaited return resulted in modest production, but he did seem to be the Raiders most sure-handed receiver, so his role should only grow. He didn't flash any special physical abilities, but being reliable is probably enough to be the #1 receiver in this offense.
Week 11 vs. CIN
Receiving: 2 / 41 / 0 on 4 targets
Schilens continues to rotate with Louis Murphy and the Bengals' coverage kept Bruce Gradkowski from throwing downfield often. Both limited Schilens' targets. Schilens showed flashes of the talent he has when healthy on his few targets, however. Schilens snatched a ball in traffic on an in route then made another strong catch on a back shoulder throw up the seam. He looked to be favoring his foot after one play, but finished the game healthy.
Week 12 vs. DAL
Receiving: 2 / 32 / 0 on 7 targets
Chaz Schilens got the start in Week 12 against Dallas and he tied for the lead in targets with fellow wideout Louis Murphy on Thanksgiving. Schilens still struggled, catching just two of his seven chances as QB Bruce Gradkowski could not figure out the timing on many of Schilens' routes. Both Schilens and Gradkowski have plenty of work to figure out the timing here but Schilens remains the best receiving option for Oakland for the rest of 2009.
Week 13 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 45 / 1 on 6 targets
Schilens was pretty quiet in this one, but he did run a nice route across the end zone for the first Raiders TD on the day. He also had a drop, and Schilens is not quite living up to the preseason hype he created before breaking a bone in his foot.
Week 14 vs. WAS
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 0 on 4 targets
Schilens made a couple of good plays but had very little to show for it. Rain & a myriad of untimely penalties washed most of his stats away.
Week 15 vs. DEN
Receiving: 5 / 37 / 1 on 7 targets
Schilens' return has meant good things for this Raiders passing game. He caught the game winning touchdown catch on a rub route where he was able to get open against rookie cornerback Alphonso Smith. Schilens could have had another touchdown earlier in the game, but that pass was stripped from his hands by another rookie cornerback --- this time it was Tony Carter with the coverage. The Broncos seemed to have problems with Schilens throughout the game and he provided a consistent target for both Charlie Frye and JaMarcus Russell.
Week 16 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 64 / 0 on 11 targets
Schilens was targeted twice early on deep passes but both were overthrown. He looked strong on an underneath crossing route for a long first quarter gain. Schilens was also effective on slant and sideline routes. He was targeted twice inside the five late in the fourth quarter, but the coverage was tight both times and the passes were incomplete.
Week 17 vs. BAL
Receiving: 8 / 99 / 0 on 9 targets
Much like his fellow Raider WR Louis Murphy, Chaz Schilens finished the season with a strong showing. He wrapped up an injury filled campaign with season highs in receptions (8) and yards (99). Schilens made a few impressive plays in week 17, catching a shoestring style ball and he later left his feet to avoid a tackle in the middle of the field after a catch. He should have great value heading into next season.