We showed a little life! in offense, but we need to step it up, the only we can salvage the season it win out, if that what we go to do, then lets do it!
SEATTLE – Wide receiver Bernard Berrian enjoyed
another productive outing against the Seahawks, catching a team-leading
nine passes for 102 yards Sunday in the Bears’ 30-23 loss at Qwest
Three of Berrian’s four career 100-yard games have now come against
Seattle, including his two most prolific days as a pro. Last season,
he caught three passes for 108 yards including a 40-yard TD in a 37-6
regular-season win and five passes for 105 yards highlighted by a
68-yard TD in a 27-24 playoff victory.
Bernard Berrian registered the Bears’ first 100-yard receiving game of the season Sunday in Seattle.
Berrian’s 191 receiving yards in the last two weeks are fifth most in
the NFL, trailing only Dallas’ Terrell Owens (298), New Orleans’
Marques Colston (247), Seattle’s D.J. Hackett (237) and Indianapolis’
Reggie Wayne (215).
In four and a half games with Rex Grossman at quarterback, Berrian
has caught 28 passes for 401 yards and 1 TD. In five and a half games
with Brian Griese, the fourth-year pro has 23 receptions for 308 yards
and 1 TD.
With 709 receiving yards in 10 games, Berrian is on pace to finish
with 1,134 yards this season, which would be the fifth most in Bears
In the bag: All five Seattle’s sacks came in the second half, including one on each of the Bears’ final four drives.
“They had some pretty good blitz schemes,” Grossman said. “We picked
up most of them, but they do a good job of looping guys around. A
couple times I held the ball a little bit to try to make the play.
That’s kind of what you have to do to push the ball down the field, and
they got to me.”
Excellent effort: Muhsin Muhammad made a
spectacular diving 22-yard catch on second-and-17 from the Chicago 13.
Berrian followed with a one-handed 23-yard grab over the middle on the
next play to the Seattle 42.
“They had a great game,” Grossman said of the Bears’ starting
receivers, who combined to catch 12 passes for 173 yards. “There are a
lot of guys who had great games on our team. We just didn’t get it
Costly mistake: The third play in that sequence
wasn’t quite as successful as the first two. Drifting to his left,
Grossman was looking downfield when he was sacked by defensive end
Patrick Kerney, who forced a fumble that the Seahawks recovered with
5:43 left in the game.
“We had a shot to go deep on that play,” Grossman said. “They got
out of there and did a good job covering it. I saw a crease and I was
trying to run into it and either throw the ball to Adrian Peterson or
run it. There was a defender in between us. At that point, a guy from
the backside came in. It was a big play in the game.”
Orton moves up: Still recovering from a sprained
left shoulder he had sustained a week earlier against the Raiders,
Griese was named the emergency third quarterback Sunday with Kyle Orton
serving as Grossman’s backup.
“Brian wasn’t able to practice much during the week,” said offensive
coordinator Ron Turner. “He didn’t practice at all on Wednesday and
came out Thursday and tried to do a little bit. It was bothering him,
so he couldn’t throw too much. He didn’t practice Wednesday and
Thursday really, so because of that, we went with Kyle.”
Briefly: Rashied Davis’ 36-yard catch on the Bears’
final drive was his first reception since a 3-yarder Oct. 21 in
Philadelphia. … Rookie tight end Greg Olsen established a career high
with seven catches (for 43 yards). After being blanked a week earlier
in Oakland, the first-round pick caught a 7-yard pass on the Bears’
first play from scrimmage. … Former Bears kicker Jeff Jaeger, who lives
in the Seattle area, attended Sunday’s game. … Adam Archuleta
registered one of the Bears’ two sacks. He now has two this season and
18 in his career and is the only safety in the NFL with at least one
full sack every year since 2001.
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