Seahawks vs Bears : The Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears close out Week 2 at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football. Both teams are coming off close Week 1 losses, and a strong defensive effort has the Bears. The Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears will try to bounce back from opening-week losses when the teams meet Monday night at Soldier Field.
The Bears (0-1) led the Green Bay Packers 17-0 at halftime and by 20 points in the second half before the Packers roared back in the fourth quarter behind injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers to stun the Bears 24-23 at Green Bay in the latest edition of the storied rivalry. The Seahawks (0-1) suffered a similar fate after leading at Denver early in the fourth quarter. The Broncos responded with a touchdown and held on for a 27-24 victory.
“It’s a big matchup (between) two hungry teams getting ready to go on Monday night,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “The Bears had a terrific game going and then, as we all know, Aaron Rodgers kind of stole the show. They had a really good-looking night going and showed their defense, showed their offense, showed the playmaking, all kinds of good stuff.
“We’ve seen them and they deserve a lot of respect. It’s a great opportunity for us. We’ve got to get back on track and get rid of all that first week stuff and play a good football game, execute well and see if we can get ourselves a win on the road.” For the Bears, losing at Green Bay was a bitter pill to swallow after dominating the first half. But they showed some promising signs.
The defense, led by new addition Khalil Mack at outside linebacker, accumulated four sacks and five tackles for loss. Mack led the attack with one sack, a quarterback hit and a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown. Mack will be the second dominant pass rusher the Seahawks face in a week’s time after having to deal with Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller.
“They’re different style athletes, but they’re both extremely effective and really difficult,” Carroll said. “Khalil is just a stronger looking guy. He plays in a more at you (style and) brings the attack to you. Von’s all over the place. He’s so, so athletic and so quick. They’re just different style guys, but their effect is very similar.”
Miller and the Denver defense sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson six times and forced two interceptions. Wilson finished 19 of 33 for 298 yards and three touchdowns.
This week, The Broncos will be coming after Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who received mixed reviews of his performance against the Bears.