Marshawn Lynch enters Sunday's game between the Bears and the Seahawks as the NFL's third-leading rusher with 1,051 yards this season. The Bears defense has allowed 1,066 yards on the ground this season, good for No. 8 in the NFL. Unsurprisingly, the Bears believe that one of the keys to victory on Sunday will be limiting Lynch and the Seattle ground game.
Nick Roach compared Lynch to the last running back that the Chicago defense faced, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson still gave the Bears some trouble, running for 108 yards on 18 carries, via ESPN Chicago:
"He's a lot like Adrian Peterson. He runs hard and is tough to bring down. We need to get a lot of guys to him and make sure we wrap him up."
Lance Briggs had a few things to say about preparing for Seattle's ground game, focusing on identifying what the offensive line is doing to try to create lanes for Lynch:
"I think the best tape to prepare of this game is to see what their offensive line is trying to do and how they are trying to attack us. We have to get ourselves in position to take Marshawn Lynch down. He's running the ball really well this year, and their offensive scheme is producing. For us, we need to got to be physical, extremely physical."
The Bears will look to improve to 9-3 by limiting Lynch and beating Seattle, the game kicks off at noon CT on Sunday, Dec. 2 from Soldier Field. The Seahawks enter the game at 6-5, and they've only won once on the road in their six attempts this season.