- Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Already staked to a 14-0 lead, the Bears called a designed run for Cutler on third and 5 from the Seattle 6-yard line. Cutler took the shotgun snap and without hesitation ran up the middle, broke a few tackles, and eventually crossed the goal line for a 6-yard touchdown.
That play punctuated a dominant first half performance by the Bears, who lead the Seahawks 21-0 at the break.
Cutler finished the first half 8 of 16 for 177 yards, with a touchdown pass and a touchdown run.
Tight end Greg Olsen continued to add to his career day by hauling in a 22-yard pass from Cutler, giving him 113 receiving yards, the third-most for a Bears player in the postseason, behind only Willie Gault (129 yards vs. New England in Super Bowl XX on Jan. 26, 1986 and Dante Magnani vs. Washington on Dec. 26, 1943.
The Bears' defense held Seattle to only 96 total yards and five first downs. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris recorded the only sack of the half for the Bears, but the Seahawks have no rhythm on offense. One week after a big game vs. New Orleans, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch was limited to 2 yards on three carries in the first 30 minutes.