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Seahawks-Bears prediction

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Dan Parr
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By Dan Parr

The Bears' offense will get back to playing the way it did prior to the Week Four debacle vs. the Giants in Jay Cutler's return from a concussion. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will go back to passing more than running — a plan that could backfire if Chicago's new-look offensive line has breakdowns in protection. Cutler is going to take some hits, but the O-line will do a decent job.

It will be DE Julius Peppers and the other Bears pass rushers that make the biggest difference in the game. After struggling to establish the rushing attack early on, QB Matt Hasselbeck will be sacked multiple times and face constant pressure when he's forced into predictable passing situations.

One thing that could swing the momentum into Seattle's favor is the return game. KR Leon Washington and PR Golden Tate are dangerous, so the Bears' kick and punt coverage units can't afford to miss tackles.

Prediction: Bears 24, Seahawks 14


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