The Associated Press
Sep. 24, 2015
CHICAGO (0-2) at SEATTLE (0-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 9 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bears 0-2, Seahawks 0-2
SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 10-6
LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Bears 23-17, OT, Dec. 2, 2012
LAST WEEK — Bears lost to Cardinals 48-23; Seahawks lost to Packers 27-17.
AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 32, Seahawks No. 8
BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (5), PASS (19)
BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (22T), PASS (4)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (11), PASS (20)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (15), PASS (21)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First meeting since 2012 regular-season game Seahawks won after QB Russell Wilson led 97-yard touchdown drive late in fourth quarter and then TD drive on first possession of overtime. ... First meeting in Seattle since 2009, 25-19 Bears victory. ... Brothers Michael and Martellus Bennett set to match up. DE Michael Bennett leads Seahawks in sacks with two, while TE Martellus Bennett leads Bears in receptions with nine. ... QB Jimmy Clausen likely to start for Bears with Jay Cutler sidelined by hamstring injury suffered last week. Clausen was 14 of 23 for 121 yards and interception in relief of Cutler. ... Clausen has started one game since end of 2010 season. He's 1-10 all-time as starting QB. ... RB Matt Forte third in NFL with 202 yards rushing, one of three RBs in NFL with more than 200 yards rushing. ... WR Joshua Bellamy had 48-yard TD reception last week, his first career catch. ... Bears are one of two teams yet to get sack through two weeks. ... Seahawks are 0-2 for second time under Pete Carroll. Also started 2011 season 0-2 after consecutive road losses at San Francisco and Pittsburgh, finished season 7-9. ... Wilson rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries last week, seventh most in career. ... RB Marshawn Lynch limited to 3.5 yards per carry through two games. ... Seahawks have rushed for at least 100 yards as team in 13 straight games, franchise record. ... WR Doug Baldwin with 14 receptions through two games, tied for 10th in NFL. ... TE Jimmy Graham had only two targets and one catch against Packers. ... SS Kam Chancellor returns after missing training camp and first two weeks of regular season in holdout. Unclear if Chancellor will play. Seahawks started Dion Bailey in Week 1 and DeShawn Shead in Week 2 at strong safety. ... Fantasy Tip: With questions about Cutler's availability, best to avoid Chicago skill players. WR Alshon Jeffrey is also in question after missing last week's game with hamstring injury. ... Graham could be solid option after questions all week on getting him more involved.
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