The Bears never got up and running against the Seahawks when Seattle played at Chicago on Oct. 17.
But that wasn’t all that unusual at that part of the season.
Chicago rushed the ball 14 times against Seattle, one of five times in the Bears’ first eight games they had fewer than 20 carries. Compared that to the final eight games when Chicago carried the ball fewer than 20 times only once.
“They have adjusted,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll. “They’ve become more consistently committed to the running game, and they’ve had a lot of 100-yard games and stuff. There’s no question that they’ve balanced out their attack, and after the (Washington) game — the game after ours — they put on a run of five in a row and they played really good football right in there and I think they really found their stride and they really claimed the championship in their division in that run right there.”