Heres how this game looked to CSNChicago.com expert analysts OK, me going into this season:
Seattle Seahawks (7-9) Sun., Dec. 2, noon
Analysis: Seattle has won two of the last three in Soldier Field but last years game, in which Johnny Knox suffered his back injury, was the Bears last behind Caleb Hanie. The pass rush will be better with rookie Bruce Irvin but the Bears are turning for home and can see the playoffs.
Result: W (9-3)
Last years game was the last time Hanie, who threw four interceptions in that game, was on an NFL field (insert joke here). The Bears have Jay Cutler and Matt Forte back, which they didnt last season, and Brandon Marshall, also which they didnt last year, which would qualify as an upgrade for an offense that netted exactly 89 passing yards.
The Bears are 56-10 when leading at halftime under coach Lovie Smith, 6-0 this year. They will be ahead at halftime this year and wont be letting Seattle back in the game they way they did last year.
After a sluggish start on offense this season sub-17 points in four of their first five games with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have topped 20 points in five of the last six. Look for it to be five of the last seven after Sunday.
BEARS 20 SEAHAWKS 10
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