Seahawks edge stingy Bears 24 to 17

The Seattle Seahawks are off to the best start in franchise history. The Seahawks are 5-overall and 4-0 at home. The Seahawks accomplished the feat with another late game rally by the offense. Shaun Alexander scored on a 25 yard run with 58 seconds left in the game to give the Seahawks a 24 to 17 win over the Chicago Bears in Seahawks Stadium.


Seattle had a chance to take an early lead in the game when it took the opening kickoff and drove to the Chicago 32 yard line but failed to convert when Josh Brown missed a 50-yard field goal wide right.


Chicago   took an early 3-0 lead when kicker Paul Edinger made good on a    50-yard field goal     Chicago 3- Seattle 0     

Drive chart    9 Plays 56 yards 4:19   


Seattle answered the   Bears challenger when Shaun Alexander scored from one yard out.

Seattle 7-Chicago 3

Drive chart 9 plays 65 yards 5:27


The Seattle defense stiffened on the Bears next possession, when it recorded two consecutive sacks (Chad Brown, Antonio Cochran) and an interception by Anthony Simmons.

Simmons returned the ball to the Chicago 20 yard line and the Seattle offense took advantage of the gift when Matt Hasselbeck hit Bobby Engram with a 25-yard pass with    8:47 left in first half.

Seattle 14 Chicago 3

Drive Chart: 3 plays 20 yards 1:06


Chicago narrowed the gap to 8points on a Paul Edinger 35 yard field goal with 1:49 left in the first half.

Drive Chart:  14 plays 60 yards 6:58


Seattle then drove to the Chicago 10 yard line with 15 seconds left in the first half and saw the scoring opportunity go to waste when Chicago Safety Mike Brown intercepted a Matt Hasselbeck pass in the end zone.

Half time Seattle 14 Chicago 6.


Seattle extended its lead to 17 to 6 on a 45-yard field goal by Josh Brown with   5:37 left in the third quarter. 

Drive chart:  7 Plays 18 yards 3:21


Paul Edinger hit his third field goal (40 yards) of the game to bring Chicago within 8 points with 13: 28 left in the game. Seattle 17 Chicago 9

Drive 14 plays 52 yards 7:09 time of possession.


Chicago Safety Bobby Gray recovered a Koren Robinson fumble and the Bear offense drove the ball down to the Seattle 11 yard line. Cornerback Shawn Spring was called for a pass interference call and the ball was moved to the Seattle one-yard line.

 Fullback Stanley Pritchett scored from one yard out to narrow Seattle's lead to two points.

Chicago quarterback Chris Chandler ran the ball for a successful two-point conversion and the game was tied at 17 all with 4:12 left to play.

Drive chart:  13 play 76 yards 7:06


Running back Shaun Alexander scored from 25 yards out with 1:04 left in the game to cap a 7 play 72 yard drive by the offense." We expect to make   the good play if we keep plugging away." Alexander said after the game. " We expect to win, we expect to make the comeback."


Game Notes:

Seattle had 335 total yards (124 rushing, 211passing) Chicago 211 total yards (124 passing, 87rushing).

Shaun Alexander (21-101rushing) Matt Hasselbeck (19-27 215 passing yards 1td, 1int) Bobby Engram (6 recpt 73 yards). Time of possession (Chicago 34:11, Seattle 25:49) Top Stories