If there were any doubters that the Bears were for real after three games, they smothered any reservations with a dominating 37-6 win over the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
The Bears fell behind early, 3-0, but never looked back after Rex Grossman connected with Mushin Muhammad on a nine-yard strike to cap off a 12-play, 69-yard drive, giving the Bears a 7-3 first quarter lead.
“I was ticked off after the Seahawks kicked that field goal,” Grossman said. “They had a lead in our stadium and that just doesn’t sit well with us.”
The Bears intercepted Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck twice and sacked him five times. The offense used the momentum created by the defense to pile on points, going ahead 20-6 at halftime and 34-6 at the end of the third quarter.
In perhaps his most impressive game as a pro, Grossman threw for 232 yards, two TDs and no interceptions. On the same day the Cubs wrapped up their dismal 2006 campaign, the Bears quarterback had those fans in his thoughts.
“After they had such a rough season, I wanted to kind of make it up to the millions of Cub fans,” said Grossman. “I also feel sorry for them having to share our team with White Sox fans. Maybe a win like this will make them forget about their terrible year.”
Number of the day: 29
Bears have given up 29 points in 4 games. 10 teams in the NFL gave up 29 or more points on Sunday.