Seattle 23, Chicago 17

Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TEMPERATURE: 61°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 62264

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seattle 0 10 0 7 6 23
Chicago 7 0 7 3 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 7-5 5-0 2-5 W1
Chicago 8-4 5-2 3-2 L1

Recap


Seahawks 23, Bears 17 (OT):
Russell Wilson hit Sidney Rice with a 13-yard touchdown pass at 7:27 of overtime to lift visiting Seattle to a rare road victory.

The Seahawks got the ball first in the extra period and ate up nearly half the allotted time with a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Wilson found Rice on the left side, and the veteran wide receiver crossed the goal line as he was going to the ground, just before a crushing hit from Chicago safety Major Wright.

Wilson finished 23-of-37 for 293 yards and two touchdowns while Marshawn Lynch ran for a score for Seattle (7-5), which improved to 2-5 on the road and dropped Chicago into a tie with Green Bay atop the NFC North.

Wilson found Golden Tate for a go-ahead touchdown with 24 seconds left in regulation, but Jay Cutler needed only one play to get the Bears into field-goal range, hitting Brandon Marshall with a 56-yard pass on the right side. Matt Forte ran two yards to get it into the middle of the field, and Robbie Gould booted the 46-yard field goal to force overtime.

Chicago (8-4) had taken a 14-10 lead in the third quarter, when Forte split out as a wide receiver and dove to catch a 12-yard pass from Cutler over the middle before sliding into the end zone. Wilson’s go-ahead drive spanned 97 yards in 12 plays.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cutler went 17-of-26 for 233 yards and two scores and Marshall caught 10 passes for 165 yards. … Chicago CB Tim Jennings went down after a hard hit in overtime and did not return. Bears WR Earl Bennett, who caught the first touchdown pass of the contest, left in the second quarter with a concussion and did not return. … Seahawks CBs Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner both played. The two reportedly tested positive for a banned substance but are active during the appeal process.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Seattle   Chicago
Marshawn Lynch Player Matt Forte
19 Attempts 21
87 Yards 66
4.6 Avg Yards 3.1
1 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 10
Receiving
Seattle   Chicago
Sidney Rice Player Brandon Marshall
6 Receptions 10
99 Yards 165
16.5 Avg Yards 16.5
1 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 56

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Seattle 459 176 283 3 1 0 0.0 1
Chicago 365 132 233 2 1 0 2.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Bears have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .583 after a loss.