Seattle's defense is expected to be among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out. It's still just the preseason, but for the second straight week Wilson and the Seahawks weren't stopped. Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping the Seahawks rout the Chicago Bears 34-6 on Friday night. The third preseason game was especially important for the Seahawks, who have just a week between their exhibition finale at Oakland and the season opener on Sept. 4 against Green Bay. And coach Pete Carroll couldn't have been happier with the continued efficiency of his offense. "The entire offensive group is just executing at a good clip right now," Carroll said. "Russell is really committed to what is happening. We've got a really nice receiving corps where the guys are all making their plays and a lot of guys are contributing to it. ... We have good guys to go to, and they really believe in what we're asking them to do. I think we're just hitting at a pretty good clip right now. Hopefully we can keep it going." Seattle scored touchdowns on its first four possessions, and Steven Hauschka hit a 59-yard field goal — what would be a franchise record in the regular season — on the final play of the first half. Wilson was behind center for nine straight scoring drives, dating to last week's win over San Diego, a run of 55 points. It nearly reached 10 on the first drive of the second half before Hauschka's 53-yard attempt clanged off the left upright.
Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6
Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Aug 23