As Russell Wilson and the Seahawks head to Chicago for a Monday Night Football matchup against the Bears, both teams are still in search of their first wins. Can Seattle's offensive line hold Khalil Mack in check and keep the primetime success under Pete Carroll going?
5:15 p.m. | Soldier Field | Chicago, Ill.
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Despite the fact that Chris Carson entered Monday’s game as the Seahawks’ definite starter at running back, he received just six carries for 24 yards through the first three and a half quarters. Rookie Rashaad Penny received more of the work, carrying 10 times for 30 yards. Penny and Mike Davis have been the only running backs to receive a carry in the fourth quarter.
— Mike Vorel
6:37 | Bears 24, Seahawks 10 Welp, that could do it. Russell Wilson is picked off and returned for a TD. His first pick-six in 2,778 pass attempts, per the ESPN broadcast.
At one point, it looked like the Seahawks were going to go down meekly in this game. But here they are, somehow, with the ball and a chance to tie if they can drive 65 yards. Plenty of time: 8:37 left in regulation.
— Larry Stone
10:13 | Bears 17, Seahawks 10 Russell Wilson caps a drive with a beautiful throw to Tyler Lockett, who hauls in the TD with an equally impressive catch. Seattle nearly doubled its total yards on the scoring drive, going 75 yards on 10 plays (Seahawks had 80 first-half yards).
14:15 | Bears 17, Seahawks 3 Not an ideal start to the fourth for the Seahawks. Mitchell Trubisky finishes off an easy Bears drive to put them ahead two touchdowns.
Three quick thoughts on the third quarter from Bob Condotta:
- So what the heck happened to the running game? Seattle had six plays in the third quarter and threw on all of them — resulting in two quick three-and-outs.
- Seattle gained just one yard that quarter. One. Us in the press box only gained one yard fewer.
- I’ll save you the trouble —- Seattle won’t break its record for fewest yards. The Seahawks hold the NFL record for that with minus-seven yards against the Rams in 1979.
8:13 | Bears 10, Seahawks 3 Defensive end Frank Clark picked up a sack midway through the third quarter, giving him two sacks in less than two games this season. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end also has two tackles in the game. — Mike Vorel
12:23 | Bears 10, Seahawks 3 The Seahawks’ first sack of the night came from a guy playing in his first game for Seattle. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who pleaded guilty last month to a felony insider trading charge, charged up the middle to sack Mitchell Trubisky early in the third quarter. The former Philadelphia Eagle and Cleveland Brown has three tackles and one sack on the night. — Mike Vorel
Some halftime observations from Mike Vorel:
- Brandon Marshall – who spent three seasons in Chicago – led the Seahawks with four catches for 44 yards in the first half. Without leading receiver Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks need more from their supporting cast, and both Tyler Lockett (one catch, eight yards) and Jaron Brown (one catch, 10 yards) were not active enough in the first two quarters.
- Through the first half of Monday’s game, the Seahawks defense didn’t accrue a sack or quarterback hurry. That’s a recurring trend for the Seahawks, who finished with just one sack in last week’s loss at Denver.
- Despite a continued assertion throughout the week that the Seahawks had commit to their running game, Seattle registered just nine carries in the first half as opposed to 14 passes. Chris Carson led the Seahawks with six carries for 24 yards.
- The Seahawks have allowed 11 sacks through six quarters this season. That’s already tied for last in the NFL with two more quarters remaining.
Seahawks have no rhythm or continuity to their offense. Wilson is either holding the ball too long, or no one is open. They need to find something, fast.
— Larry Stone
7:21 | Bears 7, Seahawks 0 The Bears racked up four sacks in less than two quarters on Sunday, the most impactful being a Khalil Mack strip sack that ended a hopeful Seahawks drive. Seattle has already allowed 10 sacks in less than six quarters this season. — Mike Vorel
11:59 | Bears 7, Seahawks 0 Shaquill Griffin goes UP and picks off this Mitchell Trubisky pass. And then the Seahawks punt. Again.
13:25 | Bears 7, Seahawks 0 Backed up near his goal line, Russell Wilson gets bum-rushed and can’t get rid of the ball in time, setting up an eventual Dickson punt.
2:30 | Bears 7, Seahawks 0 Facing third and 1, the Bears run an option to the sideline and Barkevious Mingo closes fast to stop Jordan Howard short of a first down. But the Bears go for it on fourth and convert to extend the drive.
4:55 | Bears 7, Seahawks 0 After Michael Dickson pinned Chicago at its 4-yard line, the injured Seahawks defense looked like an injured Seahawks defense. Chicago’s 96-yard touchdown march kicked off with back-to-back Seattle penalties. The Bears were also 2-2 on third down. Middle linebacker Austin Calitro did manage two tackles on the first drive of his first career start. — Mike Vorel
3:46 p.m. With six injured players it wasn’t too hard for the Seahawks to find seven players to make inactive for Monday’s game
Six players who had been listed as out or doubtful were all inactive — linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, receiver Doug Baldwin, cornerback Tre Flowers, safety Delano Hill and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker. The only healthy inactive to get down to the necessary 46 was offensive lineman Jordan Simmons.
The good news is that one player who had been ailing — cornerback Shaquill Griffin — is active and will play. —Bob Condotta
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