It's been a defensive battle between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks so far on Sunday afternoon, but the score is tied at 7-7 after each team was able to take advantage of a turnover. Neither team has accumulated more than 70 total yards yet today, but the defenses have helped to put points on the board.
Seattle took an early 7-0 lead thanks to a couple of tough mistakes by Chicago. A fumble by Johnny Knox in Chicago territory helped to put the Seahawks in a position to score, but the defense was impressive in limited the Seahawks to a field goal attempt. A penalty by Corey Graham during the attempt gave Seattle a new first down, though, and the Bears couldn't stop the Seahawks a second time around. Marshawn Lynch scored his tenth touchdown of the season on the play following the penalty.
But the Bears defense, doing its part to carry the team as the offense struggles, managed to put the Bears on the board with a fumble recovery in the end zone:
After pushing the Seahawks inside of their own 5, Julius Peppers managed to knock the ball out of Tavaris Jackson's hand, and defensive tackle Israel Idonje recovered the ball in the end zone to tie the game up at 7-7. Chicago has actually gained more yardage than Seattle today, with the Seahawks being limited to just 54 total yards so far.
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