Chicago frustrates Seattle at home

Seattle was down several starters, including their on-field leader, but still had a chance to pull out a win at home. However, miscues on offense, defense and special teams led to a 25-17 win for the visiting Chicago Bears in front of a stunned crowd at Qwest Field...

Both teams managed to move the ball offensively, with Seattle gaining 346 yards and Chicago gaining 318 yards of total offense and both teams had big turnovers that led to points by the other team. However, Seattle missed two makeable field goals and that was the difference in the score.

The Bears' main weapon was the arm of QB Jay Cutler who completed 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception.

They also got 66 tough yards from RB Matt Forte and a late touchdown from WR Devin Hester to pull out the win.

Seattle got off to a quick start, when QB Seneca Wallace, subbing for an injured Matt Hasselbeck, hit RB Julius Jones with a short pass and the veteran back was able to take it 39 yards for the touchdown, breaking two tackles along the sideline.

Seattle then followed up with two Olindo Mare field goals, one coming from 46 and the other from 37 yards out, to go up 13-0, but the Chicago and their coaches remained calm and with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Bears managed to drive the ball to the Seattle one yard line where Cutler hit TE Greg Olsen for a touchdown pass.

On the drive, the Seahawks looked like they were going to avoid giving up the late score, but a forced fumble by LB David Hawthorne that was recovered at the two by Seattle was over-ruled and the Bears went in two plays later.

Seattle then drove down to the Chicago 32 with :08 left on the clock, but Mare missed from 39 yards out, sending the teams into the locker room with the Seahawks leading 13-7.

Chicago managed all the scoring in the third quarter, with Cutler hitting WR Johnny Knox for a seven-yard scoring pass and K Robbie Gould hit his only field goal attempt of the day, a 37-yarder, that put the Bears ahead 17-13 heading into the final stanza.

Seattle then got two more Mare field goals - these coming from 39 and 46 yards out - to put them up 19-17, but Chicago managed to come back and take the lead when Cutler hit Hester for the game-winner.

Seattle had a chance to get a go-ahead score late, but faltered on fourth-and-two from the Bears 39 with 30 seconds left when Wallace's pass to Jones fell incomplete.

WR Nate Burleson had a huge day for the Seahawks hauling in nine receptions for 109 yards, while Jones had a big day on the ground rushing for 98 yards on 19 carries.

Defensively, Hawthorne had a huge day, notching 16 tackles (15 solo) and one interception.

Seattle (1-2) now gets ready to head east to take on Indianapolis next week on the road.


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