It’s simple really. Seattle needed a victory more than Chicago. Even though both Seattle and Chicago had 0-2 records going into the game, shop the Seahawks are a team that made two Super Bowl appearances in the last two years, sovaldi sale winning one of the two. Meanwhile, hospital the Bears haven’t even made a playoff appearance since 2010. Obviously Seattle had something to prove, so it should come as no surprise that they stepped it up and shut out Chicago, 26-0.
The game wasn’t the worst Bear football I’ve seen, but it was also not the best. To prep yourself for office water cooler chat this AM, check out some player stats and a quick game recap below:
- Both QB Jay Cutler and Wide Receiver, Alshon Jeffery did not play, so the Bears turned to back-up QB, Jimmy Clausen for the Seattle home opener. Clausen was 9 of 17 for 63 yards. Meh. He now also has a 1-11 record. Per usual, RB Matt Forte carried the offensive workload with 74 yards on 20 carries. Defensively, the Bears actually showed-up for a bit and applied some pressure on Seattle QB Russell Wilson. Both Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee had two sacks apiece.
- For Seattle, Wilson finished 20 of 30 for 235 yards. Their star Running Back, Marshawn Lynch had only 14 yards on five carries before leaving the game at the half with an injury (calf and hamstring). The big star for the Seahawks was rookie Tyler Lockett, who returned the ball 105 yards for a touchdown at the start of the second half of the game. This was the longest return in Seattle franchise history.
- To recap the game, the first half wasn’t necessarily exciting but it also wasn’t God awful, as the Bears controlled the football for 18:01 and only trailed by six points at the half. Seahawk fans were even booing their team during the first half based on their sub-par performance. However, Lockett’s TD during the second-half kickoff change the momentum of the game. From there, everything went downhill as the Bears couldn’t keep up with the Seahawks; only gaining an additional 37 yards in the second half and remaining scoreless. Ow.
Bears take on the Oakland Raiders here in Chicago at 12PM. My prediction? A morale-boosting Bear victory, 27-21. (Although I can’t wait to see Oakland’s WR Amari Cooper in action and am secretly rooting for him – sorry!) Check out the game on CBS and check back to see my recap and thoughts next week!