Game in Review: Seahawks 38, Bears 14
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Players of the game
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson completed 15 of 19 passes in the second half for 176 yards and a touchdown. He threw for just 51 yards in the first half, and lost a fumble in the end zone that resulted in Chicago's first touchdown.
Brandon Browner intercepted his sixth pass of the season in the fourth quarter, returning it 42 yards for his second touchdown of the season. Browner has picked off five passes the past four games, matching the franchise record. He broke Dave Brown's single-season team record with 220 yards on interception returns.
Play of the game
Defensive end Red Bryant's 20-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter equaled the scoring output of Chicago's offense for the entire game. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright tipped Chicago's first pass of the second half, batting it almost as soon as it left quarterback Caleb Hanie's hand, and it went straight to Bryant for his second interception of the season. Both of those interception have been produced by pressure from Wright, a 6-foot-4 rookie who is like Bryant's personal point guard. Bryant ran untouched into the end zone, high stepping the final few yards.
The Seahawks faced third-and-9 in the opening minute of the second half, their offense in danger of going three-and-out for the third time in nine possessions. Tarvaris Jackson hit Golden Tate on a short pass over the middle, and the receiver took off, turning what was a 10-yard pass into a 33-yard gain. It was Seattle's first completion of more than 30 yards in four games, and Jackson followed it up with a 43-yard pass to Ben Obomanu on the next play, which put Seattle at the Chicago 3 and set up Marshawn Lynch's second touchdown of the game. Jackson passed for 51 yards in the entire first half. He had 77 yards passing during the first possession of the second half.
The Seahawks scored 38 points, their most in any game since beating Jacksonville 41-0 on Oct. 11, 2009.
Seattle won its third consecutive games for the first time since 2007.
The Seahawks forced five turnovers from a Bears team that had not committed more than three in any of its first 13 games this season.
By the numbers
10 - consecutive games with a touchdown for Lynch, breaking Shaun Alexander's franchise record set in 2005.
3 - consecutive games Seattle has scored more than 30 points, the first time that has happened since November 2003.
2 - touchdowns scored by Seattle's defense.
1 - touchdown scored by Chicago's offense.
Chris Clemons, defensive end: "Our team has gradually gotten better the whole year. Our team has never given up. Our team has never not thought we had a shot. Every Sunday, we step on the field, we think we've got a chance to win against anybody."
Dec 24 - 6:10 AM Looking back: Revisiting Sunday's scouting report
Dec 24 - 1:09 AM Seahawks' scoring binge
Dec 24 - 1:01 AM Video: Summing Seattle's victory
Dec 24 - 12:58 AM Video: Russell Wilson post-game comments
Dec 24 - 12:21 AM Rookie passing roll call