NFL Game Summary - Seattle at Chicago|
(Sunday, December 2nd)
Final Score: Seattle 23, Chicago 17 (OT)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Sidney Rice's 13-yard touchdown catch in
overtime lifted the Seattle Seahawks over the Chicago Bears, 23-17.
Rice ended with six catches for 99 yards for the Seahawks (7-5), who have won
three of four. Golden Tate hauled in five passes for 96 yards and a score.
Russell Wilson completed 23-of-37 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns for
Seattle, which improved to 2-5 on the road this season. Wilson also carried
the ball nine times for 71 yards.
"We're very fortunate to get out of here with a win against a terrific
football team. We needed it badly and we're excited to go back home and finish
this thing off," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "We needed to get a couple
wins on the road and at least we got one so far."
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for the
Jay Cutler connected on 17-of-26 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns for
the Bears (8-4), who are tied with the Packers for first place in the NFC
North. Green Bay beat the Vikings on Sunday.
Matt Forte carried the ball 21 times for 66 yards and caught three passes for
30 yards and a score. Brandon Marshall hauled in 10 passes for 165 yards.
The Seahawks got the ball to start the overtime period. Wilson and Lynch ran
for 11 and 14 yards, respectively, before Michael Robinson caught a 13-yard
pass. Wilson then used his legs to convert a pair of third downs. Faced with a
3rd-and-10 from the Chicago 25, Wilson threw a 12-yard pass to Doug Baldwin.
Wilson then rolled to his left and hooked up with Rice, who took a hard hit
while crossing the goal line. The score was upheld and Seattle won the game.
"I was in coverage and I turned around, saw him coming and tried to get the
strip. It didn't work," Bears defensive lineman Shea McClellin said about the
The Bears took advantage of an early Seattle turnover. Lynch fumbled near
midfield on the fifth play of the game. Chicago was awarded a fresh set
of downs when Seattle safety Earl Thomas was called for holding on 3rd-and-10.
Marshall's 23-yard catch combined with a defensive delay of game penalty moved
the ball to the 12-yard line. Earl Bennett then caught a pass from Cutler
before flipping over Brandon Browner and into the end zone.
Chicago had a pair of chances to add to its margin early in the second
quarter. On 4th-and-1 from the Seattle 15, Michael Bush was stuffed at the
Bennett dropped an easy touchdown on the Bears' next possession. After beating
his man down the right side of the field, Bennett failed to bring in a bomb
from Cutler. The home team was eventually forced to punt.
The missed opportunities came back to haunt Chicago, as the Seahawks scored a
touchdown on their ensuing possession. Tate caught passes of 18 and 49 yards
to move the ball to the 4-yard line. Lynch rumbled into the end zone from
there to make it 7-7 with 2:15 left in the half.
Seattle tacked on three more points before the break. Baldwin's 20-yard
catch set up the Seahawks at the Chicago 14. On 3rd-and-10, Braylon Edwards
appeared to make a diving catch in the back of the end zone. Upon further
review, it was determined the ball hit the ground before Edwards caught the
ball. Steven Hauschka made a 31-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to
make it 10-7.
The Bears scored a touchdown late in the third stanza to take the lead. The
home team marched down the field thanks to an unnecessary roughness penalty,
Eric Weems' 18-yard catch, Marshall's 13-yard catch and Forte's 10-yard
run. On 3rd-and-4 from the Seattle 12, Forte caught a pass at the one before
rolling into the end zone to give Chicago a 14-10 edge. The refs originally
ruled that Forte was down by contact at the one, but the call was reversed.
Still trailing by four late in the fourth, Seattle took over at its own 3-yard
line with 3:40 to play. Wilson completed two straight passes and added runs of
13 and six yards to move the ball to the Chicago 49. An offensive holding call
on third down set up 3rd-and-14. Baldwin caught an 11-yard pass and Zach
Miller followed with a 7-yard catch on fourth down. Rice added a 27-yard catch
to move the ball to the 14-yard line. Tate then caught a pass at the 10-yard
line, ran toward the end zone and stretched the ball over the goal line for a
17-14 edge with 24 seconds to go.
However, the Bears had enough time left to tie the game. Marshall caught a 56-
yard pass to put the ball at the Seattle 30. Robbie Gould made a 46-yard field
goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.
The Seahawks have won six of their last eight versus the Bears ... Bennett
left the game with a concussion ... Chicago fell to 5-2 at home this season
... Rice's game-winning touchdown came with 7:33 left in overtime ... Chicago
wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester missed the game due to a concussion
... Bush carried the ball seven times for 39 yards ... The Bears have lost
three of four since a six-game winning streak.
12/03 00:29:09 ET