To continue something that we started last week with team breakdowns of how they match up versus the Bears, here is one for the Seahawks. The Seahawks take two categories from us, though I am not sure I agree with a lot of this assessment.
Personnel: Matt Hasselbeck can choose from five legitimate receiving threats (Deion Branch, Nate Burleson, Bobby Engram, D.J. Hackett and Darrell Jackson). The Bears sacked Hasselbeck five times and Ricky Manning Jr. intercepted him twice in October. Matchup of Mark Anderson/Alex Brown vs. LT Walter Jones is a key.
Production: The Seahawks' passing attack ranks 20th (190.9 yards per game) but had 26 TDs, tied for fifth-best in league. Their 49 sacks allowed are the most for a playoff team.
And so ... : Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren will take short gains for ball control. Early Bears scores will free up pass rush.
The other one the Seahawks won is head coaching. Holmgren obviously has a lot more playoff experience then our staff.