Hello Windy City Gridiron. You may recall me from the first Ask a Seahawks Fan fanpost in October. In what seems like a surprise in retrospect, the Seahawks handled the Bears at Soldier Field 23-20 in a game that wasn't as close as the score would lead some to indicate.
Both teams have taken vastly different paths to close out the regular season. Seattle struggled and stumbled into winning the NFC West with a 7-9 record, while Chicago surged after that game and firmly secured the NFC's #2 seed and a first-round bye.
The first matchup was notable for being the breakout game of Mike Williams (career high 10 receptions for 123 TDs) after we rid ourselves of Deion Branch, and the first game of Marshawn Lynch as a Seahawk. Jay Cutler was sacked 6 times, including for a safety, and Matt Forte was held to 11 yards rushing on 8 carries.
My team awards this season:
Offensive MVP: Mike Williams
Defensive MVP: Red Bryant
Special Teams MVP: Leon Washington
Best Offensive Rookie: Russell Okung
Best Defensive Rookie: Earl Thomas
Comeback Player: Mike Williams
Best 2nd string Player: Justin Forsett
Most Underrated: Michael Robinson
Biggest Disappointment: Aaron Curry
Worst Defensive Player: Kelly Jennings
Worst Offensive Player: Sean Locklear
Biggest Waste of a Draft Pick: Aaron Curry
In anticipation of the game, ask away any questions you may have about the Seahawks, the coaching staff, or anything like that, and I'll answer to the best of my knowledge. This game is going to be very interesting, as the Seahawks can still potentially host the NFC Championship with a victory and another Green Bay win.
Disclaimer: Any opinions provided are my own and do not necessarily represent all Seahawks fans on the issue.