SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.
Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night.
The third preseason game was especially important for the Seahawks, who have just a week between their exhibition finale at Oakland and the season opener on Sept. 4 against Green Bay. And Pete Carroll could not have been happier with the continued efficiency of his offense.
Seattle scored touchdowns on its first four possessions, and Steven Hauschka hit a 59-yard field goal — what would be a franchise record in the regular season — on the final play of the first half.
Wilson was behind center for nine straight scoring drives going back to last week’s win over San Diego, a run of 55 points. And it nearly reached 10 on the first drive of the second half before Hauschka’s 53-yard attempt clanged off the left upright.