The 0-2 Seattle Seahawks caught a break this week that will certainly help in their quest to get things turned around this season. The 0-2 Chicago Bears will come to town next week without their starting quarterback.
Jay Cutler left last Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. He had tests on it on Monday, and the news was mostly good. Cutler avoided a major injury, but he still will have to miss at least a couple of weeks.
That means that Jimmy Clausen gets the start for Chicago. Yes, that Jimmy Clausen.
Clausen was so bad in his time with Carolina that he went from starting to being buried as the third-stringer for 3 seasons. His stats from his time in Carolina show why they gave up on him.
Clausen completed just 52.5% of his passes and averaged just 5.2 yards per attempt. He also threw just 5 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions.
It was actually a bit surprising when Chicago signed him to be their backup. It was widely believed that Clausen’s time in the NFL was done at that point.
Now Clausen will lead the Bears in CenturyLink Field to take on the Seahawks. Of course, this is an angry Seahawks team in their home opener looking to get things rolling. The Seahawks very rarely lose at home, making this seem like an impossible task for Clausen.
Add in that rookie WR Kevin White is out for the year, and fellow WR Alshon Jeffery is also hurt, and you have a very depleted Chicago offense coming into town this week. Chicago’s hopes in this game are going to rest on the shoulders of 30 year old RB Matt Forte.
That’s a bad combination for the Bears, and a very good combination for the Seattle Seahawks.
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