Seahawks coach Jim Mora insists that the “sky is not falling,” despite his team’s 25-19 loss to the Bears Sunday and the growing possibility of another injury-ruined year.
Former undrafted free agent David Hawthorne got the start at middle linebacker in place of Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) and led Seattle with 16 tackles while also intercepting a pass.
Seahawks offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s odd play selection Sunday included a Deion Branch reverse on third-and-one that lost eight yards.
Due to an aggravated groin injury, Seahawks CB Ken Lucas was not in the game during Devin Hester’s game-winning 36-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
Bears QB Jay Cutler has led back-to-back fourth-quarter comeback wins, while throwing five touchdowns and competing 74% of his passes over that span.
After Sunday’s 21-carry, 66-yard effort, Bears RB Matt Forte yards-per-carry average for the season is a Cedric Benson-esque 2.54.
Forte, however, frequently faced eight in the box as the Seahawks brought S Deon Grant close to the line of scrimmage to stop the run.
Pool-jumping rookie DL Jarron Gilbert dressed for the first game of his Bears career Sunday, but played no snaps.