With the defense rebounding after an up-and-down second quarter, the Chicago Bears are back ahead of the Seattle Seahawks, 14-10, early in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Chicago hasn't lost a game this season during which it's led in the fourth quarter, so the Bears appear to be in a solid position despite the relatively small lead.
After getting pinned down at the Seahawks' 6-yard line early in the third quarter, the Bears' offense took advantage of a pair of costly penalties from Seattle to put together an 11-play, 94-yard touchdown drive. Punctuated with a 12-yard touchdown catch by Matt Forte, it's the sort of long drive that Chicago hasn't always executed this season.
Forte has fared better in the second half after Seattle stifled Chicago's running game in the first two quarters, but it's Jay Cutler that continues to lead the Bears' offense. Cutler has completed 16-of-25 passes for 177 yards and two scores so far, plus he's ran for 27 yards and avoided the mistakes (sacks, turnovers) that often plague his performance.