The Seattle Seahawks never really had much of a chance in their Divisional Round matchup with the Chicago Bears. From the first drive of the game it was clear it wasn’t going to be a good day for the Seahawks.
An underdog with nothing to lose, like the Seattle Seahawks were on Sunday, can be a very dangerous thing in the NFL Playoffs.
There are some fans who can never feel comfortable about their team. In Chicago, there’s good reason for this as the city has a history of it’s team’s faltering.
Jay Cutler has played 69 games in the NFL. And before Sunday’s Divisional Round game against the Seattle Seahawks, he had played in 68 regular season games.
Seahawks tight end John Carlson was taken from the field on a cart after landing on his head following a reception about three minutes into Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the Bears.
After the first half of the Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks game ended, the Bears were looking at a 21-0. It was a first half dominated by the Bears on offense and defense.
The Bears aren’t underestimating the Seattle Seahawks after they defeated the Saints last week and after their loss to Seattle in October.
At this point in the week, everyone is aware of what happened the first time the Bears and Seahawks played this season. Sunday’s game will come down to which team has made the adjustments since week six.
Jay Cutler isn’t getting distracted by his first NFL playoff shot against the Seahawks.
It’s been a long week of analysis of matchups, players, schemes and even player personalities. But that goes out the window when the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks take the field.
Just two days away from the Bears’ first playoff game since losing in the Super Bowl four years ago, it’s about time to look ahead and predict the outcome of the Bears-Seahawks game.
The Bears’ offense isn’t the most dynamic and high powered in the NFL, but they do have the ability to create the big play and beat you if you’re out of position.
The Chicago Bears have been healthy all regular season long, and that health has continued into the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand, may be without linebacker Lofa Tatupu.
The interminable lead-up to a Super Bowl is one thing. At such a comically outsized event, there is enough collateral silliness to pass the time beyond just football.
Expect frigid conditions for the Bears’ first playoff game Sunday.
The Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks played each other in week six of the regular season. While both teams can use that game as reference, both teams have drastically improved since then.
For part of this season the Bears had a pass-heavy offense. It wasn’t until they switched over to a more balanced attack that the team became a serious title contender.
For an offensive line, perhaps more than any other group in sports, communication is the most vital key to success. And the more the group plays together, the more that communication improves.
The Bears were rewarded for their 11-5 record with a first round bye in the playoffs and a home field advantage for this divisional round game. But according to ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio, that week off could hurt them.
The Bears-Seahawks game on Sunday will matchup up two very different quarterbacks. Matt Hasselbeck, has played in a Super Bowl, Jay Cutler, on the other hand, will make his first postseason start.