Three final thoughts:
- The steam has really escaped this regular season in a way I can’t remember it happening in the past. One of the major reasons for that is the remarkable separation that’s occurred at the top of the respective conference tables. In both leagues an argument can be made only playoff spot is currently up for discussion. The Bears can go a long way towards cementing an appearance in the postseason by beating the Seahawks today and one hopes they’ll match the desperate intensity sure to be on the visitors sideline.
- All eyes on the offensive line today. If Cutler is sacked less than three times Bears win easily.
- The Seahawks will make taking Brandon Marshall away item number one on their defensive agenda. It will be up to Marshall and Cutler to beat double and sometimes triple teams if they are going to be successful. Other than Cutler to Marshall the Bears have done little else reliably this year.