8:15 PM ET, October 1, 2006
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Lance Briggs couldn't hide his emotions. He smiled, he broke into a rap and even showed off his dance moves as he got dressed after the Chicago Bears showed how serious they are about contending for the NFC title.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
Seattle looked flat all night. Without running back Shaun Alexander (right), the Seahawks were unable to get any running game established. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was rattled and rushed all night, getting sacked five times before retiring to the bench midway through the fourth quarter.
The Bears showed they are the front-runners in the NFC, playing solid defense and finally establishing their struggling running game. Outstanding performance by the Bears as they begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack in the NFC.
|The Bears have won eight consecutive regular-season home games, allowing no more than nine points in any of those games. They have allowed a total of 44 points during that streak -- a mere 5.5 a game|
Holmgren said Boulware should be ready to play next week. ... Berrian has caught three passes of 40 or more yards this season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||6:02||Josh Brown 23 Yd |
Drive: 7 plays, 57 yds, 2:09
|TD||12:33||Muhsin Muhammad 9 Yd Pass From Rex Grossman (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 69 yds, 6:31
|FG||1:27||Robbie Gould 36 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 60 yds, 2:33
|FG||8:37||Robbie Gould 18 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 34 yds, 3:33
|TD||12:35||Thomas Jones 3 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 37 yds, 2:22
|FG||14:33||Josh Brown 24 Yd |
Drive: 12 plays, 75 yds, 1:58
|TD||4:55||Thomas Jones 1 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 4:55
|TD||14:09||Bernard Berrian 40 Yd Pass From Rex Grossman (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 73 yds, 3:43
|FG||7:17||Robbie Gould 41 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 8 yds, 2:09