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Week 13 December 02  
Seahawks
(7-5-0)
 
 
 
Final 
 
 
Bears
(8-4-0)
at
Sunday, Dec 02, 2012 at 10:00AM PST
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TV: FOX
Sirius: 86, 139
 
 
 
  1 2 3 4 OT Total
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Chicago Bears            
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Game Recap

CHICAGO – In Russell Wilson they trust.

The rookie quarterback led an 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime at Soldier Field on Sunday as the Seahawks grabbed a 23-17 victory. Wilson’s game-winner came on a 13-yard TD pass to Sidney Rice with 7:33 left in OT.

Wilson passed for a career-high 293 yards and also ran for 71.

The victory boosted the Seahawks to 7-5 and, more importantly, allowed them to hold the second wild-card spot in the NFC playoff race. It also gave then a rare road victory. They are now 2-5 this season, and 7-16 in three seasons under coach Pete Carroll.

More good news? The Seahawks have only one road trip remaining – to Toronto, where they’ll play the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 16. They also have home games before (next week against the Arizona Cardinals) and after (Dec. 23 against the San Francisco 49ers and Dec. 30 against the St. Louis Rams) that trip to Toronto. And the Seahawks at 5-0 at CenturyLink Field, including upsets of the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings.

All Wilson did on the game-winning drive was run for 5 yards on third-and-2, run for 12 yards on third-and-5, pass to Doug Baldwin for 12 yards on third-and-10 and then throw the TD pass.

On the TD, Rice was lunging to the goal line. He got in, but also took a shot from Major Wright and was down for several minutes before walking off the field.

The Seahawks took a 10-7 lead at halftime by scoring twice in the final 2½ minutes on a 4-yard run by Marshawn Lynch and a 31-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. Russell Wilson completed seven passes in the two scoring drives for 112 yards.

The Bears scored first as Jay Cutler passed 12 yards to Earl Bennett, who flipped into the end zone after being hit by Brandon Browner to cap a six-play, 49-yard dr

The Seahawks took the opening kickoff and quickly drove to their 45 in four plays, but Lynch lost the ball on the next play and cornerback Kelvin Hayden recovered the Brian Urlacher-forced fumble at the Seahawks’ 49. The Bears scored six plays later.

The Seahawks tied the score late in the second quarter when Lynch scored to cap a nine-play, 94-yard drive with 2:15 left in the half. Wilson was 4 of 5 for 80 yards on the drive. The Seahawks then took the lead on Hauschka’s field goals with 10 seconds left. The officials ruled that the Seahawks had scored a TD on Braylon Edwards’ catch of a 14-yard pass from Wilson, but overruled the call after reviewing the play.

On the Seahawks’ TD drive, 49 of the 94 yards came on Golden Tate’s third-and-6 catch, as he got past cornerback Tim Jennings along the sideline. Tate also caught an 18-yarder on third-and-4 and a 5-yarder on the drive.

But the defense came up big to prevent the Bears from scoring again earlier in the quarter. On a fourth-and-1 from the Seahawks’ 15-yard line, Michael Bush leaped over the middle of the line only to be met by middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The no-gain stop halted a Bears’ drive that had begun at their 12-yard line in the first quarter.

The Bears regained the lead in the third quarter as Jay Cutler passed 11 yards to Matt Forte for a touchdown with 3:10 left, capping an 11-play, 94-yard drive that consumed 6:46. Cutler was 4 of 5 for 32 yards, while Forte ran five times 24 yards and also scored the TD.

It appeared the Seahawks had forced their second three-and-out of the quarter when Cutler’s third-down pass to Brandon Marshall was incomplete. But rookie rush-end Bruce Irvin was penalized for hands to the face of the Bears’ QB, giving Chicago a first down at their 14-yard line. Nine plays later, the Bears scored the go-ahead TD.

The Seahawks ran only eight plays in the Bears-dominated quarter – five on their first possession, three on the second.

Seattle Seahawks

Total Net Yards 459
Total Turnovers 1
Penalties Yards 8-55
Time of Possession 34:35

Seahawks Player Stats

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Russell Wilson 23/37 293 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Marshawn Lynch 19 87 1 20
Russell Wilson 9 71 0 13
Leon Washington 2 8 0 6
Robert Turbin 1 6 0 6
Michael Robinson 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Sidney Rice 6 99 1 28
Golden Tate 5 96 1 49
Doug Baldwin 4 46 0 20
Michael Robinson 2 17 0 13
Marshawn Lynch 2 11 0 7
Anthony McCoy 1 11 0 11
Zach Miller 2 7 0 7
Leon Washington 1 6 0 6

Opponent Player Stats

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Jay Cutler 17/26 233 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Matt Forte 21 66 0 10
Michael Bush 7 39 0 15
Jay Cutler 5 27 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Brandon Marshall 10 165 0 56
Matt Forte 3 30 1 12
Eric Weems 1 18 0 18
Earl Bennett 1 12 1 12
Evan Rodriguez 2 8 0 8

Opponent

Total Net Yards 365
Total Turnovers 0
Penalties Yards 5-45
Time of Possession 32:52

Game Day Videos

Quarter Recaps

First Quarter:

In a nutshell: Bears 7-0. The Seahawks got the ball first, but the Bears scored first as Jay Cutler passed 12 yards to Earl Bennett, who flipped into the end zone after being hit by Brandon Browner to cap a six-play, 49-yard drive.

Player of the quarter: Cutler. The Bears’ QB passed for four first downs and scrambled for a fifth.

Play of the quarter: The Seahawks took the opening kickoff and quickly drove to their 45 in four plays, but Marshawn Lynch lost the ball on the next play and cornerback Kelvin Hayden recovered the Brian Urlacher-forced fumble at the Seahawks’ 49. The Bears scored six plays later.

Number of the quarter: 3, as in third downs. The Seahawks allowed the Bears to convert on third-and-12 and third-and-10.

Second Quarter:

In a nutshell: Seahawks 10-7. The Seahawks tied the score late in the quarter when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 4-yard run to cap a nine-play, 94-yard drive with 2:15 left in the half. Russell Wilson was 4 of 5 for 80 yards on the drive. The Seahawks then took the lead on a 31-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka with 10 seconds left. The officials ruled that the Seahawks had scored a TD on Braylon Edwards’ catch of a 14-yard pass from Wilson, but overruled the call after reviewing the play.

Player of the quarter: Golden Tate. On the Seahawks’ scoring drive, 49 of the 94 yards came on Tate’s third-and-6 catch, as he got past cornerback Tim Jennings along the sideline. Tate also caught an 18-yarder on third-and-4 and a 5-yarder on the drive.

Play of the quarter: The Bears had a fourth-and-1 from the Seahawks’ 15 and Michael Bush leaped over the middle of the line, only to be met by middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The no-gain stop halted a Bears’ drive that had begun at their 12-yard line in the first quarter.

Number of the quarter: 51. That’s how many rushing yards Marshawn Lynch had in the first half, which was more than he had in the games here the past two seasons (44 and 41).

Third Quarter:

In a nutshell: Bears 14-10. Jay Cutler passed 11 yards to Matt Forte for a touchdown with 3:10 left in the quarter, capping an 11-play, 94-yard drive that consumed 6:46.

Players of the quarter: Not Cutler-to-Forte, but Cutler and Forte. On the Bears’ scoring drive, Cutler was 4 of 5 for 32 yards, while Forte ran five times 24 yards and also scored the TD.

Play of the quarter: It appeared the Seahawks had forced their second three-and-out of the quarter when Cutler’s third-down pass to Brandon Marshall was incomplete. But rookie rush-end Bruce Irvin was penalized for hands to the face of the Bears’ QB, giving Chicago a first down at their 14-yard line. Nine plays later, the Bears scored the go-ahead TD.

Number of the quarter: 8. That’s how many offensive plays the Seahawks ran in the Bears-dominated quarter – five on their first possession, three on the second.

Fourth Quarter:

In a nutshell: Bears 17, Seahawks 17. The Seahawks drove 97 yards in the final 3:40 to Russell Wilson’s 14-yard TD pass to Golden Tate with 24 seconds to play. But the Bears tied it as time expired on Robbie Gould’s 46-yard field goal.

Player of the quarter: Wilson. Undaunted. Unflappable. Yeah, the Seahawks’ rookie QB was both, and more, in passing the Seahawks to the go-ahead score.

Play of the quarter: Jay Cutler’s 56-yard pass to Brandon Marshall on the first play after the Seahawks’ score to setup Gould’s game-tying field goal.

Number of the quarter: 17. Each team’s point total as we head into overtime.

Overtime:

In a nutshell: Seahawks 23, Bears 17. Russell Wilson passed 13 yards to Sidney Rice to cap an 80-play drive with 7:33 left in overtime.

Player on the quarter: Wilson. All he did was run for 5 yards on third-and-2, run for 12 yards on third-and-5, pass to Doug Baldwin for 12 yards on third-and-10 and then throw the TD pass.

Play of the quarter: The TD, which came as Rice was lunging to the goal line. He got in, but also took a shot from Major Wright and was down for several minutes before walking off the field.

Number of the quarter: 3. That’s Wilson’s uniform number, and also the number years in the row the Seahawks have beaten the Bears here.

Scoring Summary

Game Day Headlines

Game Day Photos

  • Seahawks Bears Football Sidney Rice

    Posted Dec 2, 2012

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) leaves the field after scoring the winning touchdown in the Seahawks' 23-17 overtime win over the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Seahawks Bears Football Marshawn Lynch, Major Wright

    Posted Dec 2, 2012

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Major Wright (21) in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The Seahawks won 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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