Well the bears sit On top of the NFCN and tied for the best record in football at 4-1 currently. The next 3 games are the time to bear down and open up a bigger lead on the rivals and make themselves contenders for Home field for the playoffs.Seattle has been an up/down team for the last few years and has continued under Carroll, a good home team and awful road team and even worse after a bye. Jay Cutler will be back this week and as such the "O" should be able to back on track and hopefully compliment the run game, not put it on the back burner again.
In the 21 games they’ve played after bye weeks since the schedule began including in-season breaks in 1990, the Hawks have won only five times … just twice since 1998. their losses have come by an average margin of 13.9 points
Bears RB matt forte is one of just five players in NFL history with a 65-plus yard rushing touchdown and 85-plus yard receiving touchdown in the same season. ...
Seattle is 6-20 on the road the last 4 years, winning 3, 2, 1 and zero so far in 2010 games each year.
BEARS ON OFFENSE
With the Discovery of the running game sunday, and getting Cutler back, here's to hoping martz doesn't go back to a 60/40 pass/run but more 50-55% and take avantage of play action more. Seattle pass "D' really bad, currently ranked 31st( 302 ypg), and ya know Martz salivating to put up a big day on it.because tems are passing the seattle, their run "D" numbers look good( 72.5 game), but think more a function of teams passing, than actually stopping the run. Looks for a big day from olsen as seattle has been hurt by Te's and fast WR's all year
BEARS ON DEFENSE
Seattle Offense is 28th by yards and 18 by points, and 29th rushing.The seattle attack took a hit with branch being traded and will be Stokely and Butler as the starters and big fat mike willams as the slot WR, with the dangerous Carlson at TE, who urlacher should be able to handle in the middle as seattle likes to Do. Hasselbeck on the downside of career, and if you get to him early, he will fold his tent. peppers and company need to get the pressure early. Seattle's run game has been abysmal, but with the addition of Lynch this week, should see a bump in the run game, but all year the bears have been very Strout against the run( 3rd), so expect that to continue
BEARS ON SPECIAL TEAMS
A real good week for Toub to show how good his Coverage unit is, with leon washington having a probowl type of season as a returner, looks for graham and iwuh to try and shut him down. The 1-2 punch of manning.knox as kick returners and hester on punts has been very good all year and almost broke another 2 against the panthers- here's to hoping they can break one this week
BEARS 31 SEATTLE 10
Cutler 21-30 for 280 yards 2 td's
Forte 20 rushes 110 yards, 1 TD
Olsen 6 catches 75 yards, 1 TD
knowx 5 catches 110 yards 1 TD
Peppers 2 sacks
WHO YA GOT AND WHY?