Seahawks Prevail in Overtime, Defeat the Bears 23-17


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Sundays game against Chicago had a very scary moment at the end of regulation when momentum swung in the Bears favor following a 56 yard completion from Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall to allow the Bears to send the game to overtime with a Robbie Gould field goal. However, that was the last time that the Bears had the ball in the game, the Seahawks won the coin toss and then proceeded to take care of business on a 12 play, 79 yard drive that ended with a Russell Wilson to Sidney Rice touchdown. With this victory the Seahawks are now 7-5 and have a one game lead over the Cowboys, Buccaneers, and Vikings for the second wildcard spot.

For Seattle, it was once again Russell Wilson who led their team to victory, he completed 23 of 37 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Additionally, Wilson ran for 71 yards on nine attempts. His two favorite targets were Sidney Rice and Golden Tate, who combined for 11 receptions with  195 yards and two touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch added 87 yards and one touchdown via 19 carries.

On defense, the Seahawks were able to prevent the Bears rushers from doing damage, and shut down everyone except Brandon Marshall. However, Marshall was able to catch 10 of his 14 targets for a total of 165 yards. The two passing touchdowns went to Matt Forte and Earl Bennett.

As we have mentioned several times, the Seahawks may be without Brandon Browner and/or Richard Sherman for the remainder of the season, but after getting past the Bears, their schedule for the final quarter of the season is much lighter, other than their week 16 match up against the 49ers. If they can win three of their next four, they are almost guaranteed a playoff birth.

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