Bears report card vs. Seahawks

Special teams is only thing worthy of praise,

PASSING OFFENSE: D-plus -- Only one of Chris Chandler's 19 completions was for more than 13 yards and none of them went longer than 21 yards. He was sacked three times, and on each was pounced on almost immediately by a defender who came through cleanly. Five drops by five different receivers didn't help.

RUSHING OFFENSE: D -- Without Anthony Thomas, Adrian Peterson got the call and responded early with 50 first-half yards on 10 carries. Before the break, the Bears rushed for 62 yards on 14 attempts. After the half, they rushed 14 times for 25 yards and Peterson left early in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle.

PASS DEFENSE: C-minus -- CB R.W. McQuarters was awful, committing a pass interference penalty in the end zone and allowing a TD catch by Bobby Engram. CB Charles Tillman was flagged for two pass interference penalties, the second of which came a play before the Seahawks' winning TD.

RUSH DEFENSE: C-minus -- They did a decent job against Shaun Alexander until his game-winning 25-yard TD run with 58 seconds left, on which he was untouched.

SPECIAL TEAMS: B -- PK Paul Edinger is this year's MVP by a wide margin. He hit FGs from 35, 40 and 50 and is now 13-for-13. The return game receded back to mediocre or worse, considering McQuarters' muffed punt.

COACHING: C -- Chandler's strength is throwing the ball down the field and they didn't do much of that, but with such a porous pass-blocking line, the staff may have feared for the 38-year-old's health. Again the Bears were seriously out played early, and they have now been outscored 43-6 in the first quarter and 112-35 in the first half.

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