Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Seahawks vs. Bears: Position by position breakdown

Seahawks vs. Bears: Position by position breakdown

In a 27-24 season-opening loss to the Broncos in Denver last Sunday, Wilson completed 19 of 33 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 92.7 passer rating.

Coming up empty on the opening drive did Seattle no favors however, as its tired defense needs all the help it can get with Pro Bowl linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, rookie cornerback Tre Flowers and second-year safety Delano Hill all inactive.

There are several reasons to be excited for the Chicago Bears' Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Playing at home, it's not necessarily surprising that the Bears are favored over the Seahawks in this one. The Seahawks went out and signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who recently pled guilty to insider trading and is awaiting sentencing. As such, we're likely going to have to see some magic from the former Wisconsin Badger for his team to pull this one out on the road. "It's always been something that has not been an issue for us".

The Seahawks gave Sebastian Janikowski a chance to get them on the board at the end of the half, Russell Wilson and the offense picking up 37 yards on seven plays. Wilson has had at least two touchdown passes in 11 of Seattle's last 12 games.

Injuries are also evident this week when it comes to Seattle's secondary depth, with the club making the move to sign safety Shalom Luani from the practice squad and releasing veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson.

Chicago Bears' Mitchell Trubisky #10 is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The injury certainly didn't impact the second-year cornerback from snagging two interceptions in the second quarter.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times outlines what to watch for as the Seahawks take on the Bears. While he played a bit too conservatively for some fans' taste, Trubisky looked good under center. While it's never comfortable taking the Bears when they are giving up points, it seems that most experts are eating the chalk and backing the Bears.

Chicago has lost four of their last six home games, but many National Football League experts expect that trend to change on Monday night. Now, the two squads will square off and try to rectify those losses on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks need a strong running game against the Bears if they are going to win this one, and that seems doubtful against a Chicago defense that allowed the Packers running backs to gain only 54 total yards.

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