Third quarter

Peephole perspective: Third quarter. Two points, on a safety-producing sack by Jordan Babineaux. Seahawks 1613.

Player of the quarter: Mike Williams. And not just for this quarter, but the first three. When Matt Hasselbeck needed a lay, he looked to Williams. That’s how he finished the first three quarters with nine catches for 117 yards.

Play of the quarter: After Jon Ryan pinned the Bears at their 10 with a punt, nickel back Jordan Babineaux produced the Seahawks’ first safety since 2007 with a sack of Cutler in the end zone.

Number of the quarter: 36. That’s Lawyer Milloy’s number, and his age. The Seahawks’ veteran safety had two sacks in the quarter.

The bigger picture: Leon Washington gave the Seahawks prime field position by retuning the second-half kickoff for 42 yards to the 45. When the drive stalled, Jon Ryan was able to pin the Bears at their 10 with a lofting punt that Devin Hester had to fair catch.

The tilted field position worked, as Jordan Babineaux got to Jay Cutler for a 10-yard sack in the end zone for a safety to make 16-13 Seahawks. It was the Seahawks’ first sack since Josh Scobey had one on Dec. 9, 2007.

The field position titled to the Bears’ favor, however, when each team was forced to punt and rookie Golden Tate muffed a return and recovered at the Seahawks’ 7. After a three-and-out, the Bears got the ball at the Seahawks’ 48.

The Bears moved into potential field-goal range, but Lawyer Milloy got to Cutler for an 11-yard sack on third down.

The quarter ended with the Seahawks driving.


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