NFC Seattle
   (9-7)
Chicago
   (13-3)
NFL Playoffs:   
SCOREBOARD
GAME LEADERS
QBsRBsWRs
Matt Hasselbeck
Yds: 195
TDs: 1
Rat: 69.6
Shaun Alexander
Yds: 108
TDs: 2
Avg: 4.2
Darrell Jackson
Rec: 4
Yds: 49
TDs: 0
Rex Grossman
Yds: 282
TDs: 1
Rat: 76.9
Thomas Jones
Yds: 66
TDs: 2
Avg: 3.1
Bernard Berrian
Rec: 5
Yds: 105
TDs: 1
TEAM AVERAGES & NFL RANKS
TEAM OFFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsSEA
 
 311.1
CHI
 
 324.9
Yards PassingSEA
 
 190.9
CHI
 
 205.1
Yards RushingSEA
 
 120.2
CHI
 
 119.9
TEAM DEFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedSEA
 
 330.3
CHI
 
 294.1
Pass Yds AllowedSEA
 
 203.5
CHI
 
 194.8
Rush Yds AllowedSEA
 
 126.8
CHI
 
 99.4
GAMEDAY MATCHUP
  W  L  T PF PADIVCON
SEA97020.9213-3-07-5-0
CHI133026.7165-1-011-1-0
H2H MATCHUPS (SINCE 2001)
Chicago leads 2-1
Oct 1, 2006@CHI 37, SEA 6
Oct 19, 2003@SEA 24, CHI 17
Robbie Gould (9)
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Robbie Gould and the Bears are one win away from the Super Bowl.
Flawed Logic
They beat the Seahawks, snapped a 12-year playoff losing streak and advanced to the NFC championship game for the first time since 1988. Yet somehow, it's hard to believe the Bears are the best team in the NFC. Gene Wojciechowski
 
SCOUTS' TAKE
The Bears started out this game establishing the run and keeping the game out of Rex Grossman's hands as much as possible. They ran the ball efficiently behind their talented offensive line with Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson. When the Seahawks brought a safety down to support the run, Grossman went to work deep off play-action that matched up Bernard Berrian on Seahawks corners Kelly Jennings and Jordan Babineaux. The Bears worked on Jennings with Berrian and Mark Bradley all game long.

Seattle was able to run the ball well with Shaun Alexander by spreading the Bears defense out with three wide receiver formations to soften the box. Alexander had some big holes to run through as the Bears defensive front is still feeling the effects of the loss of defensive tackle Tommie Harris.

Both quarterbacks were inconsistent. They where able to move their offenses, but it was Grossman who made more big pass plays than Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck was bothered by his injured hand that caused him to bobble a key fourth down snap late in the game. He also made some key mental errors that cost his team the game, including throwing an interception deep in his own territory. It was Grossman, though, that hit a big third-down pass in overtime that set up the game winning field goal.
-- Chuck Knox, Jr.
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