If the Chicago Bears are to pull out a win Sunday afternoon against the Seattle Seahawks, it might come thanks to a big afternoon from their running game. The Seahawks visit Chicago after a loss last Sunday to Miami, in which they gave up 189 yards ushing.
That stat alone concerns Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Here's what he told had to say about the situation, via MyNorthwest.com:
"We run eight-man fronts designed to stop the run, so when they got some big plays against us, that was disappointing," Bradley said.
For Seattle, it was a disappointing afternoon in an otherwise relatively strong year against the run. The Seahawks rank No. 12 in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing just 108.6 yards per game and have allowed just seven rushing touchdowns.
Still, the Bears may be able to exploit the Seahawks, thanks to a strong running game of their own.
Entering Sunday, the Bears rank No. 10 in the NFL in rushing offense at 121 yards per game, with 1,341 total rushing yards as a team. Chicago is also one of the league's best at holding onto the ball, with just two total fumbles this season.
Chicago will host Seattle Sunday at 12:00 p.m. CT on FOX.