The 12 sacks lead the NFL.
A late Jimmy Garoppolo interception was wiped out because of a penalty as the 49ers held on for their first win. "[He's an] average quarterback", Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark told Pro Football Weekly after the game.
Both Gabriel and Robinson could've had big-chunk gains had Trubisky made good throws on those two missed opportunities in the first half. Later in the drive, Trubisky delivered a dart to receiver Taylor Gabriel for a nine-yard gain. The Chicago Bears arrow is pointing up with a stout defense that can single-handedly win them football games while the Seattle Seahawks are trying to find their identity following the departure of several key pieces that made up the 'Legion of Boom'. Carson, though, played just two special teams plays. Seven points. Lots of answers.
Trubisky started the Bears' second possession by overthrowing a wide-open Taylor Gabriel on a deep pass into Seattle territory.
Desperate because of injuries, the Seahawks Friday had to let go well-regarded veteran DT Tom Johnson, but hoped to re-sign him out of free agency perhaps as soon as this week, once regular players returned to active duty and temp help could be jettisoned. "My teammates and coaches had my back all week". I'm going to have the ultimate trust in him and continue to (in) this offense. It marked the first career touchdown for Miller, a 2018 second-round pick out of Memphis. In Clark's blunt review of Trubisky, he said the "help" he referenced was not only from the defense but also the head coach's game plan. "Great call down in the red zone, and everyone did their job". "We've seen some fantastic rushers and we have not been able to keep them from being effective".
A freshly printed banner was hanging in the Northeast corner of Soldier Field, near the tunnel where the Bears run out. After an impressive opening drive, the Bears' third and fourth series ended with interceptions. Viewed a different way, though, it's an apt slogan for a city and fan base that has been waiting too long for the Bears to be good again: Mitch (ell Trubisky), please (take the next step).
Carroll said cornerback Shaquill Griffin "has all of the skills" to be as good as former-Seahawk Richard Sherman.
"Very hard night to take after last week and this week because we ain't used to this", Carroll said. "It is what it is". Rather than run, he wanted to take "shots" against the Bears cornerbacks, but the Seahawks didn't get either the pass protection or the separation by receivers to make anything work for as much as a first down. I just misread the situation. "When you have all 11 guys on the same page, that's what happens within this offense". Garoppolo was 18-of-26 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.
September is too early for talk of must-win games, but that nearly feels like one. "This is what this game's all about". "We need to get rid of the ball and just give up on a play because it's not happening and not take an additional pressure. There's always going to be stuff we've got to improve on, and we know that, but you've got to enjoy these W's, and we definitely did".