Third quarter: Seahawks 24, Bears 14

December, 18, 2011
12/18/11
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CHICAGO -- Seattle used a pair of long completions to move into position for Marshawn Lynch’s second touchdown of the day, and its defense tacked on another score to turn a 14-7 halftime deficit into a 24-14 lead over the Chicago Bears after three quarters.

Interestingly, Seattle’s two touchdowns came in a span of 47 seconds. Steven Hauschka chipped in another three points on a 33-yard field goal with 1:03 remaining.

In throwing his second interception of the day -- and eighth in four games -- Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie handed the lead to the Seahawks with 12:20 remaining in the quarter on Red Bryant’s 20-yard interception return for a TD.

Pressured and hit by Seattle rookie linebacker K.J. Wright, Haleb unleashed a short floater that landed right into the arms of Bryant, who ran into the end zone untouched for the TD.

Chicago’s defense didn’t fare any better.

Seattle opened the second half with a five-play drive spanning 80 yards, with all but 4 yards coming on two plays. Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson completed a 33-yard pass to the Chicago 46 for the first long gain of the drive. Tate broke three tackles on the play because Chicago’s defenders attempted to strip the ball loose instead of making the stop.

Jackson then hit a wide open Ben Obomanu for a 43-yard gain to the Chicago 3 with Bears defensive back Tim Jennings trailing. Lynch scored his second TD of the afternoon on the next play, tying the contest at 14 after Hauschka’s extra-point kick.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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