The Chicago Bears made the trip to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in both team’s second preseason game of the season. Both teams have very bleak outlooks for the upcoming season and will likely be competing for the top pick in the draft this season. The Chicago Bears are in a full-blown rebuild around Justin Fields. There are few bright spots on the team and they very well may end up being the worst team in football this season. There is a lot of work to be done to the Bears’ roster, and with that help unlikely to come this season, it will be a long year for Bears fans and players alike.
The Seattle Seahawks are in a very similar situation heading into the season. Over the offseason, Seattle traded their franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to begin the rebuilding process after only missing the playoffs twice since Wilson made his first start with the team in 2012. Currently, there is a quarterback battle in Seattle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock. It has been reported that Smith is currently the frontrunner to win the starting spot, however, it is going to be a long year for the Seahawks with either option under center. It is clear that the time to rebuild has begun in Seattle and luckily for Seahawks fans, they should only have one year of Smith or Lock being the team’s starting quarterback before they draft a new one in next year’s draft.
The Chicago Bears took control of this game early and did not let go of it. They were the only team to score in the first quarter. With 9:34 left in the first quarter, Bears kicker Cairo Santos nailed a 35-yard field goal to put the Bears up 3-0.
Chicago would continue to dominate the Seahawks in the second quarter, this time having two scoring drives. The first score of the second quarter came just six seconds into the quarter in the form of a two-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Simian to Jake Tonges. The Bears would go on to close the quarter with another touchdown. This score coming from the defense. Elijah Hicks recovered a fumble in the end zone with twenty seconds left in the first half. Chicago would enter halftime up 17-0 looking as if the game was in the bag.
The third quarter opened up with yet another touchdown by the Bears. With 11:16 left in the third quarter, Darrynton Evans punched a one-yard run into the end zone to give the Bears a 24-0 lead. The Seahawks would finally manage to get on the board with 29 seconds left in the third quarter when Jason Meyers chipped in a 27-yard field goal. The score heading into the 4th quarter was 24-3 in favor of the Bears.
The fourth quarter was the only quarter that the Seahawks won. Despite this, the Bears once again had the opening score of the quarter. Cairo Santos drove home another field goal, this one being from 47 yards with 14:08 left in the 4th quarter. Seattle would close the game with an eight-yard touchdown run from Darwin Johnson. They then converted the two-point conversion on a pass from Jacob Eason to Cade Johnson. The final whistle would sound with the Bears winning the game 27-11.