In the immortal words of Dennis Green, the Seattle Seahawks “are who we thought they were.” During Friday’s third preseason game, the Seahawks decided to run all over the Chicago Bears in what turned out to be a first half rout. Although Seattle won 34-6 over the Bears, the score wasn’t indicative of how well Seattle played for most of the night.
Seattle jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but they were just getting started. Midway through the second quarter, the Seahawks had a 28-0 lead behind Russell Wilson’s stellar play.
The Super Bowl winning quarterback continued to dominate and control the game with another efficient passing day. Wilson completed 15 of 20 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran four times for 23 yards and one score.
The Seahawks also saw the return of Marshawn Lynch for the first time this preseason. Lynch was right on cue with a rushing touchdown of his own Friday night. He finished the night with three carries and 16 yards.
Seattle only had 118 yards rushing as a team, but they held the Bears to 51 yards on the ground.
Both teams finished with one interception, and each turnover led to three points. As halftime approached, the Chicago Bears thought they had touchdowns on two separate occasions, however, both plays were overturned. First, Martellus Bennett made an incredible play to fall just a yard shy of getting the Bears on the board. A couple plays later, Brandon Marshall was called for offensive pass interference on Dante Rosario’s touchdown catch.
Next thing you know, Jay Cutler threw an interception to Jeremy Lane after dealing with a bad snap. Lane returned the interception into Bears territory that led to another field goal as the first half ended.
Jay Cutler’s game was fairly non existent against Seattle. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 157 yards, but his night ended on that lone interception.
The Seahawks seem primed to get the regular season started, but they have one more preseason game before they can put all their focus on the Green Bay Packers