Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Bears -3.5. O/U: 43
ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS (0-1): Russell Wilson was under relentless pressure against Denver’s defense and finished 19-of-33 for 298 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Seattle’s passing game received a jolt, however, when No. 1 wideout Doug Baldwin suffered a sprained MCL in the contest – leaving them to go forward with veteran Brandon Marshall and speedster Tyler Lockett, who each had a touchdown reception. The Seahawks raised some eyebrows around the league by signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who pleaded guilty last week to charges of inside trading. Seattle is thin at linebacker, with K.J. Wright (knee) and Bobby Wagner (groin) both sitting out practice on Friday.
ABOUT THE BEARS (0-1): Mack, who was acquired from Oakland and signed to a record six-year, $141 million contract prior to the season opener, was a wrecking ball against Green Bay in the first half with a sack, forced fumble and interception return for a touchdown. Mack and the defense recorded four sacks and will set their sights on a Seattle offensive line that surrendered six sacks versus Denver – three by linebacker Von Miller. Running back Jordan Howard looked comfortable in Nagy’s new-look offense, rushing for 82 yards on 15 carries and adding five receptions for 25 yards. Second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (22-of-35) threw for only 171 yards, hooking up with wide receiver Allen Robinson four times for 61 yards.
1. Mack has registered eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions in his last seven games versus NFC opponents.
2. Wilson has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of his last six road contests.
3. Trubisky has recorded three TD passes, zero interceptions and a 95.6 passer rating in his last four home games.