Bears can't be fooled by good ole Mr. Wilson

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Bears can't be fooled by good ole Mr. Wilson

By anyones standards, Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson is having an overall successful season.

Wilson is coming off his best performance of the season against the Dolphins where he finished 21-27 for 227 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

There was one span during the game where Wilson completed 16 consecutive passes. It was one completion shy of the Seahawks' team record set by Warren Moon against the Oakland Raiders in 1998, but it is an NFL record for a rookie.

According to head coach Pete Carroll, Wilson seems to accomplish a lot of firsts almost weekly during his rookie season.

Wilsons early season struggles have been on the road where all of his interceptions (8) have been thrown. It is also where the Seahawks' record has suffered with all five losses coming on the road.

Now, Carroll and the Seahawks are hoping Wilson can build from last weeks performance when facing the Bears.

It was a good performance for him," Carroll said. "First off, take away a couple of throw-a-ways and he was almost perfect for the day against the Dolphinsand it wasnt all just on rhythm stuff. He had to move to get his spacing and he did a fantastic job of using everybody. He used the running backs really well. He just moved very effectively and ran for 38 yards in the game as well.

Carroll is encouraged by Wilsons recent play, which he credits him with "now being comfortable with the rhythm of what were doing and what were asking him to do. Hes put together three straight games of a QB rating of 125-plus and thats the first time anybody has ever done that. He continues to do first time things in almost a spectacular way that we are really excited about.

Despite his quarterback faces early struggles on the road, Carroll doesn't believe the issues were a result of Wilson's play.

I dont have any problem on the road, but we, I would say, were not playing that well on the road around Wilson," Carrol said. "I think he just continues to grow and I do not know how long he can keep this pace up, but hes going to go for it here again against Chicago and they are going to make it hard on him for sure.

Lets hope the Bears' defense doesnt take Wilson lightly like they did San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Preview: Cubs try for two in a row at Reds tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs try for two in a row at Reds tonight on CSN

The Cubs take on the Reds on Tuesday night, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins at 6 p.m.

Catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: Jon Lester (9-3, 2.10 ERA) vs. John Lamb (1-4, 4.78)

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Preview: White Sox­-Twins tonight on CSN+

Preview: White Sox­-Twins tonight on CSN+

The White Sox take on the Twins on Tuesday night, and you can catch all the action on CSN+. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.04 ERA) vs. Kyle Gibson (0-5, 6.05 ERA).

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What's the next move for the Blackhawks?

What's the next move for the Blackhawks?

When the Blackhawks traded Andrew Shaw it meant the team gave up a key player, but also got essential breathing room under the NHL's hard salary cap.

While losing Shaw is a blow, the team netted draft picks and salary cap relief. The move came just after Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen were traded for a pair of draft picks.

CSN Chicago's Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers went on SportsTalk Live to talk about the Blackhawks' recent moves and what's ahead in the video above.

The question now becomes what's next? The Blackhawks have holes to fill heading into the season and now do have some room under the salary cap.

Myers said adding a veteran defenseman is arguably the top priority and Brian Campbell and Andrew Ladd are mentioned as possibilities.

How the Blackhawks will replace Shaw specifically will be tough. Recently signed prospects Tyler Motte and Nick Schmaltz could help to add some depth, but it's hard to rely on those players right away.

Watch the video above to see the full discussion of what the Blackhawks can and should still do in the rest of the offseason.