Seattle gets blown away in "Windy City"

Ever get the feeling that it just isn't your night? The Seattle Seahawks must have felt that way as they watched the Chicago offense, hardly a stalwart, and a stifling defense have their way all night as the Bears downed the Seahawks at Soldier Field, 37-6.

Seattle struggled all night as they produced little on the ground and QB Matt Hasselbeck seemed to never get comfortable.

On Seattle's opening two drives they amassed 74 yards, but only ended up netting three points on a Josh Brown 23-yard field goal.

Chicago answered right back when Bears QB Rex Grossman drove the offense 69 yards in 12 plays hitting WR Muhsin Muhammad with easy nine-yard touchdown in the back of the endzone.

Chicago's defense then tightened up for the rest of the half intercepting, Hasselbeck twice – both by CB Ricky Manning Jr. The Bears were able to convert the excellent field position into points as Grossman looked sharp all night.

After Manning's first interception – which he returned to the Seattle 36-yard line – Grossman drove the Bears all the way down to the one, but Seattle's defense tightened and they settled for a 20-yard Ryan Gould field goal.

On the ensuing possession, as Hasselbeck scrambled to his right, he threw back across his body to the middle of the field and Manning was able to tip the ball to himself.

The Bears then took over again as Grossman took the Bears all the way down to the one again, but this time they were able to punch it in when RB Thomas Jones went over from three yards out putting Chicago up 20-3 shortly before halftime.

Seattle again was able to move the ball on their last drive on the first half when Hasselbeck and the Seahawks were able to go 75 yards in 12 plays, but drive stalled at the Chicago six and they had to settle for a 24-yard field goal.

After the half, the Bears continued their offensive dominance of the Seahawks as Grossman was able to drive Chicago down to the Seattle one-yard line, helped by an interference call on Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant when he bumped Muhammad early in the endzone.

Two plays later, Jones went over for a one-yard touchdown staking the Bears to an insurmountable 27-6 lead.

On the night Grossman completed 17 of 31 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns while Jones added 94 yards on 24 attempts for the other two touchdowns the Bears scored.

Hasselbeck was harassed all night by the relentless Bears pass-rush – especially DT Tommie Harris who posted two sacks and forced at least two more – and had one of his worst nights as a pro. He completed only 16 of 35 attempts for 196 yards and the two interceptions for a quarterback-rating of 39.7.

Seattle now gets the week off to get healthy and regroup before facing division-rival St. Louis on the road October 15th.

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