Matt Hasselbeck had one of his biggest games of the season in Week 6, when the Seahawks went to Chicago and beat the Bears. But Hasselbeck says he’s not counting on having such an easy time of it when the teams meet again on Sunday.
The difference, Hasselbeck says, is that first Seahawks-Bears meeting was the only game Bears linebacker Lance Briggs missed this year.
“For us to sit back and say, ‘Oh, hey, we beat them at their place. We can do it again,’ that would be a dangerous way to feel because Lance Briggs did not play in that [first] game,” Hasselbeck said.
With Briggs sidelined by a sprained ankle, Hasselbeck went 25-of-40 for 242 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions.
“Going into that game, we fully expected him to play,” Hasselbeck said. “He didn’t play, and that was a big deal. He’s huge. I think he’s arguably one of the best defensive players in the game. He is a big, big-time difference maker and a great football player. So as hard as this game is going to be, the fact that he’s back takes it up to a whole other level.”