The Chicago Bears shook off a lackluster first half Sunday vs the Seattle Seahawks to run their record to 2-1.
The game started on a great note, with the Bears’ rookie wide receiver sensation Johnny Knox taking the opening kickoff to mid-field. A Seattle penalty tacked on an additional 15 yards, and it looked as if the Bears were set to roll against an injury riddled Seahawks team. But the Bears went 3-and-out, and on Seattle’s first possession, a missed tackle by Charles “Peanut” Tillman allowed Julius Jones to dash 39 yards for a touchdown.
Seattle managed two field goals to make the score 13-0 early in the second quarter before the Bears go their offense on track. A 10 play, 66 yard drive culminated in a 1 yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to Greg Olsen with under two minutes to play in the half, and despite the team’s sub-par performance for the half, trailed by less than a touchdown.
In the second half, the Bears outscored the Seahawks 18-6, with Jay Cutler touchdown passes to Johnny Knox and Devin Hester. Hester’s catch started out as a simple 7 yard slant route, but the elusive wide receiver eluded a tackle and sprinted 36 yards for the game winning score.
The Bears come home to Soldier Field to take on the no-longer winless Detroit Lions, who earned their first victory since 1997 last week vs the Washington Redskins.