Quarter notes: Third

Jay Cutler

In a nutshell: Bears 14-10. Jay Cutler passed 11 yards to Matt Forte for a touchdown with 3:10 left in the quarter, capping an 11-play, 94-yard drive that consumed 6:46.

Players of the quarter: Not Cutler-to-Forte, but Cutler and Forte. On the Bears’ scoring drive, Cutler was 4 of 5 for 32 yards, while Forte ran five times 24 yards and also scored the TD.

Play of the quarter: It appeared the Seahawks had forced their second three-and-out of the quarter when Cutler’s third-down pass to Brandon Marshall was incomplete. But rookie rush-end Bruce Irvin was penalized for hands to the face of the Bears’ QB, giving Chicago a first down at their 14-yard line. Nine plays later, the Bears scored the go-ahead TD.

Number of the quarter: 8. That’s how many offensive plays the Seahawks ran in the Bears-dominated quarter – five on their first possession, three on the second.

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