Second quarter

Peephole perspective: The snow finally stopped but not what seemed like an avalanche of big third-down plays by the Bears, who scored again to take a 21-0 lead.

Player of the quarter: Jay Cutler. The Bears’ QB scored on a 6-yard run – on a third-and-5 play – and also passed for 22 and 13 yards on the nine-play, 63-yard drive. The second completion came on a third-and-4 play.

Play of the quarter: The Seahawks’ defense forced a punt late in the quarter, but even that didn’t help as Corey Graham caught Brad Maynard’s kick at the Seattle 1.

Numbers of the quarter: 1 for 8, which was the Seahawks’ performance on third downs in the first half; and 3 of 7, which was the Bears’ performance in the first half. In the Seahawks’ win here in Week 6, the Bears were 0 for 12 on third downs.

The bigger picture: The Bears scored on their first possession of the quarter, as Cutler ran it in on a third-and-5 play from the Seahawks’ 6. The TD capped a nine-play, 63-yard drive that also included Cutler passing to TE Greg Olsen for 22 yards on the first play and 13 yards to WR Earl Bennett on third-and-4.

The defense finally forced a punt after back-to-back Bears’ drives ended with TD runs, but Graham and Maynard combined to pin the Seahawks near their goal line.

The final five possessions of the half ended with punts.


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