Recap: Bears Beat Seahawks 25-19

September 28, 2009 by

91196274First of all, let me just come out and say those Seahawk lime green jerseys were the ugliest things I’ve ever seen. I could not believe they actually wore them. I just thought we could not those to a team with those jerseys, it would be embarrassing.

Three out of my four predictions came true in this game, at least for the most part. I said Devin Hester would have a big day, Lance Briggs would have an interception and Mark Anderson would have two sacks. I mean Anderson only one sack, but he was all over the field forcing Seneca Wallace to throw the ball away.

Ok. Now to the game. The Bears could not have started that game with better field position, but they struggled to move the ball on that drive and Lovie Smith sent Robbie Gould to attempt a 53 yard field goal and I knew that was a bad idea. The defense struggled a bit in the first half giving up 13 points, but again the Bears offense wasn’t good until the end of the second quarter. On a third and goal play Matt Forte caught a pass and ran towards the end-zone and fumbled, but the Bears challenged the play and it was overturned. They wound up going for it on fourth and goal, and Ron Turner called play action to perfection, when Cutler who was about to get sacked threw the ball to a wide open Greg Olsen for a touchdown. The Bears went into halftime trailing 13-7 and that was a good thing because they had a lot of momentum off of that play.

The Bears came out in the third quarter forcing a fumble on defense and scored quickly, when Jay Cutler threw his second touchdown pass to Johnny Knox. Lance Briggs had a big interception near the end of the third quarter and that led to a field goal by Robbie Gould.

In the fourth quarter the Bears let Seattle make two field goals. So with about five minutes left the Bears and Cutler drove down the field for the game winning drive. Jay Cutler hit Devin Hester on a short slant route and Hester took off into the end-zone for a 37 yard touchdown. The Bears went for the two point conversion to go up by six points and Cutler completed the pass to Earl Bennett. The Seahawks drove down to the Bears 29 yard line with 26 ticks remaining, but Nick Roach deflected the Seneca Wallace pass and the game ended soon their after.

Reasons We Won:

The Bears defense buckled down even though they lost MLB Hunter Hillenmeyer to injury. They allowed only six points in the second half. Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare was four of six on his field goal attempts and the Bears won the game by six points, so maybe Mare is to blame.

Jay Cutler played great, he was 21 of 27 for 247 yards, threw three touchdowns and one interception and had a QB rating 126.4. Cutler was getting pressured when he tried to force a pass to Johnny Knox which was intercepted. Also, the Seahawks forced a fumble out of Cutler’s hand in the fourth quarter, but besides that he was very good.

Hester, Knox, Olsen and Bennett all played very well. Matt Forte averaged 3.1 ypc on 21 carries for a gain of 66 yards.

Zack Bowman lead the defense with nine tackles and played very well in coverage, Briggs had a sack and an interception, Al Afalava nearly had two interceptions, Mark Anderson looked good, Nick Roach was solid, and Tommie Harris was getting pressure on Wallace a lot yesterday. Also, Charles Tillman forced the fumble by T.J. Housmandzadeh in the beginning of the third quarter.

Next Up:

Sunday the Bears face the Detroit Lions, who won their first game since 2007 last week against the Redskins.

Time: 12:00 CT or 1:00 ET.

Jake Perper is the creator of and also covers the Bears for and

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