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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

December 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

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Two-minute drill: Seahawks 23, Bears 17

Players of the game

Seahawks Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson attempted a career-high 37 passes, threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns. Just as importantly, he was not intercepted by the defense that entered the game leading the league in takeaways.

bea-mark-1-cl.gif Bears receiver Brandon Marshall caught 10 passes for 165 yards, the most by any Seahawks' opponent since Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe had 170 yards at Seattle on Nov. 28, 2010.

Play of the game

Marshall's 56-yard catch in the final minute was so unbelievable you were either pinching yourself if you were with the Bears or kicking yourself if you were a Seahawk. The Bears had the ball at their own 14-yard line with 20 seconds left and trailing by three points. Quarterback Jay Cutler scrambled, faked Jason Jones who was in his face and threw downfield to Marshall, who made a leaping catch over cornerback Richard Sherman. The Bears kicked the game-tying field goal two plays later, forcing overtime.

Turning point

Seattle faced third-and-10 at the Bears' 25 in overtime when Wilson's third-down completed a 12-yard pass to receiver Doug Baldwin on a comeback route. It was the last of three third-down conversions on that drive, the first two converted on Wilson runs. Seattle scored on its next play from scrimmage.

Seahawks surprises

• Seattle won an overtime game for the first time since 2005 when the Seahawks beat the Giants in a game in which New York missed three field-goal attempts. • The Seahawks had their two longest drives of the season, driving 94 yards for their first touchdown and then 97 yards in the final 4 minutes to take the lead. • The Seahawks allowed a touchdown on Chicago's first possession, the second consecutive week the opponent has reached the end zone the first it had the ball. Seattle didn't allow a touchdown on the opening possession of any of its first 10 games.

By the numbers

459 -- yards of total offense for Seattle, its most in any game since Nov. 14, 2010.

115 117 -- consecutive passes since Russell Wilson was last intercepted.

13 -- points Seattle scored in the last 7:51 of the game.

10 -- points Seattle scored in the first 59:36 of the game.


Seahawks: LG James Carpenter suffered a knee injury and was replaced in the first quarter. Bears: WR Earl Bennett did not play in the second half because of a concussion. S Chris Conte left the game because of illness. CB Tim Jennings suffered a shoulder injury on Seattle's overtime possession. LB Brian Urlacher left the game before Seattle's final play.


Fullback Michael Robinson: "We had to have it. We're in the playoffs right now. The way we feel, we've got to keep winning. That's the mentality we have. We've got to play every game hard. We've got to keep winning and see where it takes us."

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