Seahawks vs. Bears: Chicago, Seattle vying for first win of 2018

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

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Here in 2018, the Bears are facing the Seahawks on Monday Night for the first time in franchise history, having last played them in Seattle during the 2015 season.

The Bears were beating down, and beating up, their divisional-rival Packers on Sunday Night Football, racing out into a 20-0 lead in the third quarter, with Green Bay star man Aaron Rodgers sidelined by a knee injury. The Broncos responded with a touchdown and held on for a 27-24 victory.

Trubisky and the Bears offense will face a shorthanded Seahawks defense Monday night.

Great quarterbacks have the rare ability to work inside the pocket, to step up or slide to improve sight lines on throws, or to wait for routes at the end of their progression to come open.

"We had done a lot of homework on it", Carroll said.

One could argue that after Wilson, Wagner, Wright and Baldwin are the three best players on the Seahawks and the three they can least afford to be without.

For the Bears, losing at Green Bay was a bitter pill to swallow after dominating the first half.

Chicago's young signal caller struggled through most of his rookie season, but he showed flashes of promise against the Packers. Khalil Mack and Co. should feast on this Seattle defense and I expect the Bears to move the ball just fine against this depleted Seattle defense. The three-time Pro Bowler and 2016 National Football League defensive player of the year returned an interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble he caused with a strip/sack and generated pressure that resulted in two sacks by teammates.

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The Seahawks offensive line face a hard matchup this week against Khalil Mack. "They're just different style guys, but their effect is very similar".

The Seahawks will need to do a better job protecting quarterback Russell Wilson in Chicago.

That was the case in Denver as well, when he threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns.

This week, The Broncos will be coming after Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who received mixed reviews of his performance against the Bears. The Bears' offense, which was so effective in the first 30 minutes going off Nagy's play script, missed opportunities.

Still, the Seahawks provide a more favorable opponent from a match-up standpoint.

Coach Matt Nagy indicated to reporters at Halas Hall on Friday that Long should be able to play Monday night's game with the Seahawks. "And that's very natural in his position". As such, we're likely going to have to see some magic from the former Wisconsin Badger for his team to pull this one out on the road.

Trubisky was aware the criticism and wished he could have the play back, but there's nothing he could do after the fact but learn from it.

Receiver Taylor Gabriel, the Bears' other speedster who has served as a mentor to Cohen, said it was thrilling to see Cohen play a regular-season game in person.

"I've got to find a kind of happy medium, and in practice, it's going to be pocket movement, moving around defenders in the pocket and continuing to keep my eyes downfield so you can find receivers", Trubisky said. "We want immediate results - everybody, the media, the fans, myself - but unfortunately, that's not always part of it".

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