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CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 16:  A general view of the exterior of Soldier Field before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks on January 16 2011 in Chicago Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO IL - JANUARY 16: A general view of the exterior of Soldier Field before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks on January 16 2011 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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You know what day it is!! Blog | Seahawks at Bears "

When: Sunday, 10 a.m. PST, Soldier Field, Chicago

Records: Seahawks 6-7 and tied for second in NFC West; Bears at 7-6 and third in NFC North / Streaks: Seahawks have won four of their past five; Bears have lost three in a row

TV: Fox (channel 13 in Seattle), with Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jaime Maggio / Radio: 710 ESPN and 97.3 FM, with Steve Raible, Warren Moon and Jen Mueller

Seahawks Vs Bears: Injury Updates, Roster Moves, News & Notes - SB Nation Seattle
The Seahawks look to keep rolling as they travel to the Windy City to take on the Bears. Here's everything you need to know.

NFP Friday Forecast | National Football Post
Take a look at what our special contributors have to say about your team in this week's edition of the NFP Friday Forecast. - PFW 2011 All-Injury team
The Brokung One, sadly.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 In-Season YAC+

NFL Sunday: Five things to watch | National Football Post
Tebow vs. Belichick, Jordy Nelson, Terrell Suggs and more. news: Skelton over Kolb? Cardinals' Whisenhunt says 'looks that way'
It appears likely that Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback John Skelton will start in place of Kevin Kolb in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked Saturday on Sirius XM NFL Radio if Skelton would start against the Browns. His response? "It looks that way," Whisenhunt said.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: The Bears Defense and the Uselessness of the YPG Stat
In trying to get a bead on tomorrow's matchup against the Chicago Bears, you might stumble across the fact that Chicago's defense is giving up 358.2 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the league in that particular stat. Which might encourage one to anticipate an easy game tomorrow.

Seahawks Face ‘A Bear With A Bad Tooth’ | Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is on the verge of making a little bit of history, but will have to negotiate the NFL’s 10th-ranked rushing defense in order to do it.

Draft? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Draft - Seahawks News -
Over the past four seasons in Seattle, there's been more talk in the newspapers, blogs and on sports-talk radio about the NFL draft than the previous twenty years combined. Certainly the 4-12 and 5-11 records in 2008 & 2009 had something to do with it, but the advent of fantasy football, the NFL Network's broadcast of the rookie combine, and ESPN's broadcast of the draft, has piqued interest as well.

12/16: Forget the skeptics, the Seahawks will win - Blog -
Four experts, including ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck and 710 ESPN personalities Brock Huard, Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby, all chose the Chicago Bears to defeat the Seahawks this Sunday. But, Mike Salk isn't about to jump on that bandwagon. While the Bears defense is always a daunting task to face, their offense is dismal without starting quarterback Jay Cutler, running back Matt Forte, and possibly wide receiver Devin Hester. During Friday's Wrap Up video Salk explains why the Seahawks will win, and why the 12th Man will be basking in the glory of victory come Monday.

Heady stuff
K.J. Wright is only a rookie, and a fourth-round draft pick at that, but his ability to pick things up quickly is allowing him to not only play linebacker for the Seahawks but make plays.

2011 Seahawks Week 14: Five observations - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five things I noticed while watching the Seattle Seahawks' most recent game, a 30-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 14:

Matt Kalil, David De Castro declare " Seahawks Draft Blog
Matt Kalil (OT, USC) and David De Castro (OG, Stanford) will both be part of the 2012 NFL draft. The two highly rated offensive lineman made their intentions clear today and won’t be part of the PAC-12 next season. Both are the highest ranked players at their position, with Kalil very likely to be taken within the first three picks.

Seahawks' Tarvaris Jackson, Darrell Bevell wise to Bears’ ways | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
One thing stood out when Tarvaris Jackson talked about his first game at Soldier Field during his rookie season in 2006: the biting cold. "I was the third quarterback that day, and they took the first-string guy out and the second-string guy got hurt," Jackson recalled. "I’m on the sideline with my little clipboard, and all you can see is my eyes because I’ve got a mask on and I’m all covered up with a big jacket. "It was the coldest I’ve ever been."