Even for a pre-season game, the Chicago Bears game against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday was disconcerting.
The Seahawks dismantled the Bears on Friday with a 34-6 victory.
The Bears struggled in every part of the game on Friday night.
Most notably, the Chicago Bears defense had no answer for the Seahawks’ offense. The Seahawks scored on all five of their first half series and had a 31-0 lead at halftime. Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson picked the Bears’ defense apart while completing 15 of 20 passes for a total of 202 yards and 2 touchdowns.
On offense, the Bears were forced to rely on their passing game as their running game struggled once again. Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler completed 12 of his 20 passes for a total of 157 yards and 1 interception. On the interception, there was a mis-communication between Cutler and center Roberto Garza. Garza snapped the ball as Cutler was still making audibles thus forcing the quarterback to rush a pass that wound up in the hands of Seahawks’ defensive back Jeremy Lane.
Meanwhile, running back Matt Forte rushed for 17 yards on 3 carries, though, a bulk of his yards came on one 11-yard carry.
When speaking after the game, Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman did not appear to be too concerned with the Bears’ showing on Friday night.
“The good thing about it is that we are going to be able to make some corrections; we think a lot of this is fixable,” Chicago coach Marc Trestman said. “And we’ll do that and we’ll be able to see how we are tied together in all three phases, because it was (clear) we lost the game in all three phases. That’s a credit to Seattle.”-Marc Trestman, ESPN
The good thing for the Bears is that this game will be wiped off their slate in a week once the pre-season ends.
But in a game that was believed to be a measuring stick for the Bears, Friday showed that there still may be a significant space between the Bears and the top of the NFC.