How the Seahawks will be 4-0 heading into the October showdown with the Rams
Seahawks win number two in the Windy City
On to Chicago and the Monsters of the Midway. The trouble is the Chicago Bears haven’t been monsters for a few decades, and finished fourth in their division for four years now. The Bears do have a solid offensive line, at least according to the good folks of Pro Football Focus. This is just one reason beargoggleson.com’s Parker Hurley sees running back Jordan Howard with an even bigger year in 2018. I’ll buy that Howard will have a better year. One of those reasons, as Parker writes:
"A lot of talk this offseason has been about how the Chicago Bears went all-in on building a corps of players around Mitchell Trubisky, allowing him to succeed. However, they did Howard some small favors as well. First, on the offensive line. The obvious is bringing in offensive line coach Harry Hiestand. Hiestand comes from a long line of success throughout his career. Typically he comes in, and offensive lines immediately get better. The same should be happening in Chicago."
I buy it. The Bears will be better offensively in 2018. But it isn’t going to be enough against the Seahawks. With his rookie season behind him, Mitch Trubisky will be much better than last year, and a big improvement over Mike Glennon. But the gap between them is still closer than the gap between Trubisky and Russell Wilson. I see Wilson to Angry Doug twice, leaving Chicago’s squad crying for their honey. Seahawks 27, Bears 10.