Defense was either optional or penalized for most of the night, so we were treated to a big helping of points to offset whatever that Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings nonsense was on Monday. Both teams exceeded 400 yards of total offense, converted on more than 50 percent of their 3rd downs, and for all of the penalties on both sides, there was only one turnover. You know what you didn’t see? Punting.
Michael Dickson and Bryan Anger’s primary services were not required on this particular evening.
Including the playoffs, this was just the sixth punt-less game in NFL history. It’s also the highest scoring one of the half-dozen!
Green Bay Packers 38, Chicago Bears 17 (2014)
Indianapolis Colts 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31 (2003 - Playoffs)
Leave it to the Chicago Bears to be in a punt-less game but only score 17 points.
Hang the banner, I guess? This is a cool stat that would’ve been made cooler had the Seahawks actually won.