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The Weekend Bears Den: August 23, 2014 - Chicago Bears preseason news and notes

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Bears smellin' fishy after Friday in Seattle - Chris Boden: Seattle is still the best team in the NFL, but the disparity that remains after all the exciting offseason moves is shocking for fans and probably quite humbling.

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts - Biggsy is counting in base 19 this week.

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Chicago Bears 6, Seattle Seahawks 34 game blog - Situational updates as they unfolded during Friday night's preseason defeat at the hand of the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Larry Mayer's pregame Q&As.

Game report - Tim Booth: Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6.

Game report - Mark Potash: It was only a preseason game. But it was brutal. The Bears limped home with a lot of work to do after a 34-6 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Friday night.

Game review - Rich Campbell: The Bears' first-stringers found out they didn't measure up to the champions, and any talk of them possibly making a Super Bowl run of their own this season can stop until further notice.

Game review - Bob LeGere: Third preseason game was a disaster all the way around for the Bears, who were embarrassed by the defending Super Bowl-champion Seahawks.

Game review - Jeff Dickerson with five things learned in the first half: Pass rush was OK, but a slow night for veteran defenders.

Game notes - Michael C. Wright: First-team offense moved the ball a little, putting up the only fight the starters showed all night; the defense churned out a stinker, giving up 31 first-half points.

Game review - Adam Hoge: Friday night’s preseason loss was a three-phase disaster. The only consolation is an obvious and fortunate fact: The game didn’t count.

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More from the game

Game review - Bob LeGere: Three positive signs in Bears' lopsided loss.

Game notes - Dan Durkin: If the third preseason game is truly a dress rehearsal, the Bears need a wardrobe change.

Game notes - Not-Hub Fishbain: Conte, Young only bright spots on defense; no improvement on special teams or penalties; injury news.

Game notes - Adam Hoge: Chris Conte provides the best play from any of the safeties this preseason; Josh Morgan earning back-shoulder trust from Cutler; offense not too concerning; looking ahead to Cleveland.

Conte sees first preseason action, leaves with concussion - Moon Mullin: Friday represented the most significant evaluation yet at the free-safety position, of how Conte and McCray compare in a position still declared "wide open".

Game notes - Dan Wiederer: Defense exposed on third down; safety rotation; injury news.

Game notes - Adam L. Jahns: Jay Cutler sacked twice; Chris Conte leaves with concussion; injury news.

Game review - Actually-Hub Arkush: The Bears can and I suspect will get better, but the matchup of the Bears 1's against Seattle’s 1's was a lot more of a mismatch than expected.

Game review - Rick Morrissey: You could feel the city of Chicago’s panic all the way from here. The playoff aspirations looked very, very far off from the vantage point of an awful performance Friday.

Wait, weren't the Bears supposed to be tougher? - Steve Rosengloat: Jared Allen’s presence wouldn’t have made Briggs or any of his teammates any tougher, smarter or faster against the toughest and smartest team in the league that also has situational speed that torched the Bears.

Special teams - Moon Mullin: Seahawks stampede gives Bears looks at kick returners.

Backup QB battle - Moon Mullin: Clausen, Palmer turn in lackluster nights as battle continues.