Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, December 27 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Bears 25, Seahawks 24
In a season filled with excruciating losses, the Seahawks suffered maybe their toughest one yet on Sunday, blowing a 10-point second half lead in falling to the Chicago Bears, 25-24.
DK Metcalf scored a touchdown for the first time since Halloween on a 41-yard strike from Russell Wilson in the first quarter, and Rashaad Penny added another touchdown in the second quarter as part of his 135-yard day. Carlos Dunlap II continued his hot streak, recording 2.0 sacks after tallying 3.0 last week against the Rams, and Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks finished the game with 12 and 10 tackles, respectively. The Seahawks went into halftime with a 17-7 lead.
But the Bears' offense was able to generate momentum when it was needed, culminating in a six-play, 80-yard drive capped by a Jimmy Graham touchdown to bring the Bears within one with less than two minutes remaining. An incredible catch by Damiere Byrd on the two-point attempt gave the Bears a 25-24 lead, and the Seahawks answered with a turnover on downs on their ensuing drive that would end the game.
Here's what local and national media members are saying after the game:
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle on Pete Carroll calling Sunday’s game one of the most disappointing losses the team has had.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle on Rashaad Penny having another strong outing in his third straight start.
Read Boyle's five rapid reactions following Sunday’s game.
ESPN's Brady Henderson on Carroll’s comments about needing to “do more” to avoid losses like Sunday’s.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times gives out grades in his Seahawks report card.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times says that the Seahawks’ shortcomings are becoming too hard not to notice.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle on the Seahawks and Bears playing just the third snow game in Lumen Field history, plus some photos from the game.
Mookie Alexander of SB Nation/Field Gulls gives a quarter-by-quarter recap of Sunday’s game.
The Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane recaps the Bears’ game-winning drive, directed by Nick Foles.
The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar says the Seahawks are in need of a full rebuild.
Jacob Rosenfarb of Pro Football Focus gave a position recap for the Bears and the Seahawks.
For every defensive solo tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary's Place in support of their mission to provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Windermere is the "Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks."
The Seahawks racked up 44 defensive solo tackles on Sunday vs. the Bears, equating to a $4,400 donation to Mary's Place. Linebacker Bobby Wagner led the way with 12 tackles, four solo and eight assists.
Social Post Of The Day
Three-time Steve Largent Award winner Russell Wilson ('12, '18, '19) congratulates 2021 winner Tyler Lockett, who received his trophy during Sunday's game at Lumen Field.
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears at Lumen field for Week 16 of the 2021 season. This album will be updated throughout the game. Game Action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.