|TEAM AVERAGES & NFL RANKS|
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|Yards Rushing||SEA|| |
|TEAM DEFENSE||TM||PER GAME AVERAGE|
|Yards Allowed||SEA|| |
|Pass Yds Allowed||SEA|| |
|Rush Yds Allowed||SEA|| |
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|H2H MATCHUPS (SINCE 2001)|
|Chicago leads 2-1|
|Oct 1, 2006||@CHI 37, SEA 6|
|Oct 19, 2003||@SEA 24, CHI 17|
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Robbie Gould and the Bears are one win away from the Super Bowl.
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
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.