Inside the numbers

Not only did the Seahawks get their first road win of 2010, but they also walked away with a bevy of encouraging stats from Sunday’s 23-20 win at Chicago. Take a look:

  • Defense holding Chicago to 0-for-12 on third downs: Paralyzed the Bears offense
  • Season-high 71 offensive plays: Controlled the game and wore out the Chicago defense
  • Allowing 61 rushing yards: Seattle’s defense ranks No. 2 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game
  • Six sacks for a loss of 44 yards: Ruptured the Bears’ passing attack
  • Ground attack: 111 rushing yards and the first two touchdowns by running backs this season catapulted the Seahawks to the win
  • Field position battle: Seahawks’ 15-yard advantage in average starting field position set up scores and backed up the Bears; 10 of Chicago’s 13 drives started on or inside the 20-yard line, including six inside the 10
  • Near-perfect offensive line protection: Zero sacks and only one quarterback hit allowed, compared to six sacks and nine QB hits allowed by the Chicago O-line

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