Well it looked like a game for awhile. Seattle's defense took the game by the claws. Red Bryant and the Seattle defense made it a tough second half on the Chicago Bears and helped the Seahawks pummel Da Bears 38-14 win Sunday.
Bryant returned an interception 20 yards for the go-ahead TD in the third quarter — one of four picks by the Seattle. Caleb Hanie was hit hard on the play by K.J. Wright and threw the ball right into Bryant’s arms as Seattle (7-7) scored two touchdowns in a 50-second span early in the third quarter to take control. Brandon Browner returned another interception 42 yards for a TD in the final quarter as the Seahawks outscored Chicago 31-0 in the second half. Seattle had four sacks and also a fumble recovery.
Now 7-7, the Bears lost their fourth straight and played most of the game without wide receiver Johnny Knox, who was carted off the field after injuring his back while scrambling for a fumble early in the game. Knox would later be pronounced as ok but would go to the injured reserve.
Knox’s injury was the latest setback for the Bears over the last month. Quarterback Jay Cutler (broken thumb) and running back Matt Forte (sprained knee) have been sidelined and this week wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on federal drug charges and subsequently cut by the team.
Hanie, who has struggled mightily since Cutler was hurt Nov. 20, kept his feet moving, stepped to the side of the pocket and bought enough time before delivering a 25-yard TD pass to Kahlil Bell with just under two minutes left in the half for a 14-7 lead.
After that, everything went downhill for the injury-plagued Bears.
When you turn the ball over and you are outscored 31-0 in the second half, no matter how good of a team you have, you will lose every time. Hopefully the Bears will recove this weekend as they face the division rival the Green Bay Packers. The Packers will be coming off their first loss of the season against the abysmal (yes, I know they beat us) Chiefs. Hey...any given Sunday! If the Bears win this game, it doesn't matter how the season ends. It will have been a huge success.