Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Chicago Bears: Three questions following win vs. Seahawks

Chicago Bears: Three questions following win vs. Seahawks

Russell Wilson looked to his left and his right. On throws where Carr holds the ball for 2.5 seconds or less he is 42 for 50 (84 percent) with four interceptions and a 74.3 passer rating. In the mean time, as you saw (Monday) night, we have a defense that can help us out during this process.

Wilson was surrounded for most of Seattle's 24-17 loss to the Chicago Bears, and he got very little help from his teammates until the fourth quarter.

Wilson has been sacked more than 40 times in each of his six seasons in the National Football League, with the exception of his rookie year in 2012 when he was taken down just the 33 times.

"We're still a work in progress, " coach Pete Carroll said. Because you don't ever know when it's your last game. Running back Chris Carson ran the ball on Seattle's first three plays of the game and, apparently worn down from playing on special teams, only carried the ball three more times the remainder of the night. Fluker and receiver Doug Baldwin due to injuries, and Baldwin's absence was particularly noticeable. I've definitely seen better. "There's some things I definitely have to clean up".

(I left without talking to Carson because Carroll was beginning his postgame remarks in another room; by the time I got back in the locker room Carson was on the team bus to the airport). We need to get rid of the ball and just give up on a play because it's not happening and not take an additional pressure. The Seahawks only mustered 74 rushing yards on 22 carries. It wasn't steady, but this week Seattle managed to get a pass rush going.

Jimmy Graham (free agent departure), Paul Richardson (free agent departure), a dependable offensive line (the status quo in Seattle), and a top-ranked defense (a rarity in Seattle), Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is being asked to cover up the Seahawks' many deficiencies.

"The fourth quarter really showed us who we are and who we can be", Wilson said.

The comparisons between Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky have grown through the first two weeks of the 2018 regular season.

Chicago (1-1) went three and out on the ensuing drive and punted the ball right back to Seattle. 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.

Hope is far from lost for Wilson and Co.

Next week, the Bears head out to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, while the Seahawks return home for a matchup against the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday.

The lackluster showing for Seattle's offense wasted a solid performance for its defense, led by two second-quarter interceptions for Shaquill Griffin.

Trubisky, the second overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, has more playing experience given his 12 starts the past season, but he is now absorbing his second offensive scheme in as many years.

Carroll called it "remarkable" how the replacements played, noting linebackers Austin Calitro and the newly-signed Mychal Kendricks as well as cornerback Akeem King.

Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges in Philadelphia. This play is well-blocked, but it's again safety Earl Thomas who's the only reason why it didn't go for more, as he diagnoses the play and makes a tackle on Gabriel for a gain of eight to end the third quarter.

"A very hard night to take - with tonight, and after last week - because we ain't used to this and we need to get rolling", coach Pete Carroll said after the game. Just 29 of those yards occurred after contact, per Sports Info Solutions, indicating nothing is working on the offense early in the season. "You got to be able to go for it".

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