Chicago Bears: Three questions following win vs. Seahawks

Marcus Newton
September 19, 2018

Nagy answered that question well against the Seattle Seahawks, specifically with how he dialed up a well-executed 11-play, 66-yard scoring drive midway through the second half of the Bears' 24-17 win on Monday Night Football.

But, there is a fascinating story unfolding on the Seattle defense too, with newly-acquired linebacker Mychal Kendricks set to play on Monday night despite a pending jail sentence for insider trading. Wide-ranging conclusions are already being formed on Trubisky, who once again led a strong opening drive that ended with a pretty shovel pass touchdown to Trey Burton, yet he tossed a pair of interceptions in the second quarter and almost had a third An early fourth quarter touchdown drive netted Trubisky the first multiple touchdown game of his career, as he finished 25-of-34 for 200 yards passing. Russell Wilson has always been unsafe with arm and legs.

By wasting away a winnable game with putrid play-calling, head-scratching timeout usage, and abysmal execution.

What went wrong in the Seahawks' defeat to Chicago? It looked like 2017 all over again, only on steroids.

Seahawks offensive line versus Mack.

Still, he believes Khalil Mack and the Bears defence had more to do with the win than its offence did.

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As a outcome, Wilson once again found himself playing the role of tackling dummy with minimal support, as the Bears teed off on him for a total of five sacks in the first half.

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? The Lions cut a 17-point deficit to a field goal in the fourth quarter and defensive back Tracy Walker returned the pick all the way to the San Francisco 7, but a defensive holding penalty on teammate Quandre Diggs nullified it and gave the 49ers a first down. That's inexcusable, but even if questionable play-calling played a pivotal role in this ineptitude, so did poor execution by players. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett grabbed a perfectly placed 19-yard touchdown pass from Wilson in the right corner of the end zone. Wilson tried to rally the Seahawks but threw a costly pick-six to Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara, who stepped in front of a short pass and ran 49 yards for a score with 6:37 remaining in the game.

Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN's NFL Nation.

These signs of regression can be chalked up as rookie mistakes that Wilson shouldn't be making in his seventh National Football League season, even if it feels like everything else around him is crumbling. Ultimately, they proved to be more successful, resulting in a touchdown to Trey Burton on the opening drive and several other key conversions throughout the game. Carson rushed for 24 yards on his six carries, while Penny finally showed a little life but still finished with only 30 rushing yards. The first-round draft choice this spring is averaging just 2.2 yards per rush. Not only has his inaccuracy hurt him, he is very quick to pull the ball down and start running. Neither has happened, and an argument can be made albeit in a small sample size that both areas have actually somehow gotten worse. That is good Seattle defense.

The Seahawks used the roster to room to hire SS Shalom Luani, the former Washington State star, to help with depth in the secondary. And the group will get healthier with Wagner, Wright, and eventually Baldwin returning to the lineup.

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