Bears Now Tops in NFC
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Oct 2, 2006 1:34PM
The Bears made their first prime time appearance of 2006 on Sunday night againt the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to being the defending NFC Champions, the Seahawks entered the game as the only other undefeated team in the NFC besides the Bears.
We expected a close game, but instead the Bears took the opportuntity to demonstrate to a national audience just how dominant they can be. They pounded the Seahawks, winning by a final score of 37-6.
Once again, the Bears excelled in all facets of the game. Rex Grossman threw for 232 yards and two TDs. Bernard Barrian caught three passes for 108 yards, including a 40-yard TD pass -- his third of at least 40 this season. The running game even came to life, with Thomas Jones running for 98 yards and two TDs on 24 carries. The defense was dominant once again, holding the Seahawks to just 6 points. Matt Hasselbeck was sacked five times and picked off twice by Ricky Manning Jr.
Standing at 4-0, the Bears are the lone undefeated NFC team, and along with the Colts and Ravens are one of just three undefeated teams left in the entire NFL. With upcoming games against the Bills, Cardinals, 49ers and Dolphins, can the Bears start the first half of the season undefeated?