The Seattle Seahawks will travel for a week thirteen NFL pro football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Chicago is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The betting odds came out with the home team Chicago Bears favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 38 points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the road underdog Seahawks as Chicago is now favored by -3 ½ points. The total has not moved off the opener of 38 points.
The Seahawks and Bears met last season with Seattle posting the 38-14 road win as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game went over 34 ½ points. NFL Trend: The over is 7-0 in their past seven head to head meetings.
Seattle fell to 6-5 on the season after a 24-21 road defeat to the Miami Dolphins last week as a -3 point betting favorite. The game ended over 37 ½ points. The Seahawks fails to protect a 14-7 lead after three quarters as their defense surrenders 17 Dolphins fourth quarter points Their offense produced 312 yards with 96 coming from their run game on 27 attempts. Russell Wilson hits on 21 of 27 throws for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie QB has 17 touchdowns and 8 picks on the season. The Seahawks defense allowed Miami to amass 435 yards offensively with 189 rushing on 28 attempts. In the playoff picture the Seahawks are 2 ½ games behind the 49ers in the NFC west. They are tied with Minnesota and Tampa Bay for the sixth seed in the NFC conference. Seattle is 1-5 on the road with their only win coming at Carolina.
The Bears improve to 8-3 on the 2012 campaign after a 28-10 home win against the Minnesota Vikings last week as a -6 ½ point favorite. The game ended under 38 ½ points. The Bears powered to the 25-3 lead at the half in the win. They produced 301 offensive yards with 113 on the ground on 39 rushing attempts. They had two turnovers and take three away from Minnesota. Jay Cutler hit on 23 of 31 passes for 188 yards with a touchdown and pick. Cutler has 13 touchdowns and 11 picks on the season. Chicago allowed the Vikings offense to put up 258 yards with 114 on the ground on 20 carries. The Bears are in first place by one game over Green Bay in the NFC north division with five games remaining. They are a ½ game behind San Francisco for the second seed in the NFC conference. Chicago struggled in their past two games against good defensive teams with losses to Houston as they put up just 6 points and two weeks ago they put up 7 points at San Francisco.