Chicago Bears (4-10) vs. Seattle Seahawks (5-9)
December 26, 2021 4:05 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -6.5 / Chicago Bears +6.5; Over/Under: -43.5
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The Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears meet Sunday in a week 16 NFL NFC showdown from Lumen Field in Seattle.
The Chicago Bears will look to bounce back from a 17-9 loss to Minnesota in their last game. Justin Fields has thrown for 1,870 yards, 7 TDs and 10 interceptions on 58.9% passing while Andy Dalton has 1.017 passing yards on 64.1% passing with 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. David Montgomery has a team-high 668 rushing yards with 4 scores. Darnell Mooney leads Chicago with 803 receiving yards and 3 scores while Cole Kmet has 490 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Roquan Smith has a team-high 140 total tackles while Robert Quinn has a team-high 16 sacks.
The Seattle Seahawks will look to bounce back from a 20-10 loss at the hands of the Rams on Tuesday night. Russell Wilson’s thrown for 2,458 yards, 16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 65.4% passing while Alex Collins has 411 rushing yards and Tyler Lockett has a team-high 62 catches for 1,023 receiving yards and 5 scores this season. D.K. Metcalf also leads Seattle’s receiving group with 8 touchdowns, logging 62 catches for 805 yards this season. On defense, Bobby Wagner leads the Seahawks with 158 total tackles while Jordyn Brooks has 146 total tackles and Darrell Taylor has 6 sacks. Quandre Diggs also has a team-high 5 interceptions for the Seattle secondary this season.
Chicago is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games in December. Seattle is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the NFC and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games following a win while the under is 14-3 in their last 17 games against the NFC.
There’s not much to write home about in this game as the Bears are pretty much done and Seattle is on track to join them. With that said, Seattle at least has an outside chance of making the playoffs still but it’s going to be a long road and I think this is shaping up to be a war especially with so many personnel question marks on both sides.