Bears-Seahawks Game Notes
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Bears-Seahawks Game Notes

Statistics, achievements and milestones for the Chicago Bears following Sunday's 23-17 overtime defeat.

Marshall HAS 165 RECEIVING YARDS ON 10 RECEPTIONS

WR Brandon Marshall had 165 receiving yards versus Seattle, the most by a Bears player since Marty Booker had 198 versus Minnesota on September 8, 2002.

The 165 receiving yards were the fourth-most of Marshall's career and most since having 166 versus the New York Jets on September 26, 2010.

It was the sixth game of the season with 100-yards receiving for Marshall, tied for third most in team history (Harlon Hill, 1956 & Johnny Morris, 1964), trailing the seven by Jeff Graham (1995) and Harlon Hill (1954). It was the 25th 100-yard receiving contest of his NFL career.

Marshall now has 91 receptions for 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns on the season, ranking fourth, fifth and tied for 12th in franchise single-season respectively. The 1,182 receiving yards are the most by a player in franchise history in the first 12 games of a season.

CUTLER HAS 119.6 PASSER RATING IN LOSS

Bears QB Jay Cutler completed 17 of 26 passing attempts (65.4 percent) for 233 yards and two touchdowns for a 119.6 passer rating versus the Seahawks.

It was the first time in Cutler's NFL career in which his team lost a contest that he had a 100-plus passer rating (25-1 in his NFL career; 15-1 in his Bears career) and the first time under head coach Lovie Smith that the Bears lost when the starting quarterback had a 100-plus passer rating.

It was the third contest this season that Cutler had a 100-plus passer rating (140.1 in Week 4 at Dallas and 138.1 in Week 8 at Tennessee).

FORTE HAS 96 YARDS FROM SCRIMAGE, TD RECEPTION

Bears RB Matt Forte had 66 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards with one touchdown versus Seattle.

Forte now has 7,181 yards from scrimmage in his NFL career, 15 away from surpassing Rick Casares for third most in franchise history. Forte has played in 71 NFL contests, while Casares reached the mark in 121 games as a member of the Bears. Forte is averaging 101.1 yards from scrimmage per game with Chicago.

BEARS DEFENSE RECORDS 300TH TAKEAWAY SINCE 2004

In the first quarter versus Seattle, Bears LB Brian Urlacher stripped the ball loose from RB Marshawn Lynch which was recovered by CB Kelvin Hayden. The takeaway was the 300th by the Bears under Head Coach Lovie Smith.

The fumble recovery was the fourth of the season for Hayden who entered the season with two fumble recoveries in seven NFL seasons with Indianapolis (2005-10) and Atlanta (2011).

The forced fumble was the second of the season for Urlacher and the 11th of his career.

PEPPERS RECORDS 7TH SACK OF SEASON

Bears DE Julius Peppers recorded his seventh sack of the season in the first quarter versus Seattle. Peppers now has 26 in three seasons with Chicago in 44 games played.

Since joining the NFL in 2002, Peppers has 107 sacks. His 106 sacks entering the week were third most in the league since his rookie season.

PAEA HAS SACK:

Bears DT Stephen Paea recorded a sack versus Seattle and now has 2.5 on the season. Twenty-nine of the Bears 32 sacks this season have come from the defensive line with seven different players along the line recording a sack.

Paea now has 4.5 sacks in two seasons with the Bears.

BEARS WILL ENTER WEEK 14 AS 5TH SEED IN NFC

The Bears will enter Week 14 play as the fifth seed in the NFC. They are tied with Green Bay in the NFC North with an 8-4 record with the Packers currently owning the tie-breaker (and No. 3 seed) with a Week 2 victory over the Bears at Lambeau Field. The two teams will meet again at Soldier Field in Week 15 (December 16).

The Atlanta Falcons are currently the No. 1 seed in the NFC and can clinch the NFC South with a loss by Tampa Bay (currently playing at Denver). San Francisco is currently the No. 2 seed at 8-3-1 and leaders in the NFC West. The New York Giants (at Washington on Monday night) are 7-4 and currently the No. 4 seed but would flip-flop the No. 3 seed with the Packers with a win Monday night over the Redskins (due to New York winning the head to head meeting with Green Bay in Week 12).

Seattle is currently the No. 6 seed at 7-5 and would own the tie-breaker over Chicago if it were to come into play with today's victory at Soldier Field.

Tampa Bay is currently 6-5 (playing currently at Denver) and Minnesota is 6-6. Chicago travels to Minnesota in Week 14.

Dallas, who hosts Philadelphia tonight, and Washington, who hosts the Giants on Monday night, are both 5-6.

St. Louis stands at 5-6-1, New Orleans 5-6 and Arizona and Detroit are both 4-8. Chicago will travel to Arizona and Detroit in Weeks 16 (December 23) and 17 (December 30), respectively, to close out the season.


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