It wasn't always pretty, but the Bears managed to beat the Seahawks Sunday for their first win in Seattle since 1976.
Jay Cutler continued to erase memories of his abysmal opening day, with a solid QB rating and a perfect fourth quarter. He got a huge assist from the receiving corps, especially Devin Hester, who turned a short slant pass into the go-ahead touchdown. Lance Briggs led the linebackers, who stepped up with Brian Urlacher out and his replacement, Hunter Hillenmeyer, also injured in the game.
Yet for all the strong performances, the Bears faced a depleted Seahawks team, playing without its starting quarterback, top offensive lineman and star linebacker. Was that what made the difference? Vote for the MVP below and add your own in the comments.
Devin Hester leaving the Seattle Seahawks defense in the dust as he turned a short, fourth quarter slant pass from Jay Cutler into a go-ahead 36-yard touchdown. On another strong day for the Bears receivers, Hester led in yardage, with five receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Linebacker Lance Briggs celebrates after an interception that set up Robbie Gould's 37-yard field goal. The face of the defense with Brian Urlacher out, Briggs had seven tackles, six solo, and one sack (in addition to that key pick). (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Flawless? Maybe not, but quarterback Jay Cutler kept the Bears in position to win on the road, going 21 of 27 for 247 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception to lead the Bears to their first win in Seattle since 1976. Cutler was five of five in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Hester. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The Seahawks played without three key stars: quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones and three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu. It was a close game with those guys on the sideline. Would the Bears have pulled it out with them on the field? (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)