Joe's 2012 Gameday Review: Seahawks 23, Bears 17 posted by Joe Anello
The offense didn’t turn the ball over. Jay Cutler threw for two touchdowns. Brandon Marshall went over 100 yards for the sixth time this season. So far that sounds like a win for the Chicago Bears, right? Not so fast my friend. Let’s get you into the Gameday Review.
(7-5) Seattle Seahawks 23
(8-4) Chicago Bears 17
Old friend Julius Peppers got the game going with an early sack of Russell Wilson on second and short. Then on a later Marshawn Lynch run, the Bears held him up long enough for Brian Urlacher to force a fumble, which was recovered by Kelvin Hayden. On their ensuing possession, a lucky bounce of the ball kept Chicago from turning it over after a deep pass to Brandon Marshall. And taking advantage of the extra attention to Marshall was Earl Bennett, who caught a twelve yard pass from Jay Cutler and flipped into the endzone for the game’s first score.
After a near miscue on an Eric Weems muffed punt, the Bears had a drive going due to Cutler’s scrambling (a trend that would continue throughout the day). After a pass to Marshall fell just short of the first down, Lovie decided to for the first down on fourth and one from the Seattle 15. At that point in the game with a weak offensive interior, running it up the middle would be a predictable and bad idea. But that didn’t stop Smith, who brought in Michael Bush, who was promptly halted for no gain, turning it over on downs.Continue reading "Joe's 2012 Gameday Review: Seahawks 23, Bears 17"