Final Score Predictions for Every Bears Primetime Game

The Bears have three primetime matchups this season, how will they fare?
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Week 17: Dec. 26 vs. Seattle (TNF)

It is the start of a new era in Seattle as Pete Carroll is no longer the head coach, but rather serving in an advisor role. Former Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald enters as head coach and brings with him an entirely new coaching staff. Shane Waldron was the offensive coordinator there before coming over to Chicago this offseason. He played a pivotal role in revitalizing Geno Smith's career in Seattle. The hope now is he can help develop Caleb Williams into an elite quarterback in the league.

The Seahawks still have a very talented roster across the board and should be a solid team in 2024. DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are a very quality trio at the wide receiver position on top of Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet being a very good tandem in the backfield. The question will be if new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb is able to get the most out of Smith as Waldron was. Grubb comes in with zero NFL coaching experience but was the offensive coordinator for the Washington Huskies the prior two years.

This should be another very winnable game for the Bears as the Seahawks defense should not be elite as they ranked in the bottom half of almost every major category a year ago. Cornerback Devon Witherspoon is a stud already, but he will not be able to cover Keenan Allen, D.J. Moore, and Rome Odunze himself. I think the Bears' offense rolls in this game and the defense Geno Smith and the new coaching staff fits.

Score Prediction: Bears 34, Seahawks 13

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