The Seahawks released Tom Johnson this week making an already thin defensive line less talented. Seattle will get Nazair Jones back this week, but he has proven yet to be the player Johnson has been in his career. And Seattle had no pass rush against the Broncos in week one and will probably not have one in week two. Or week 16 for that matter.
Chicago plays a 3-4 defense, as opposed to Seattle’s 4-2-5 and Chicago end Akiem Hicks is very good. The Bears entire front seven is solid. And, due to injuries, much better than Seattle’s this week.
Chicago has the advantage here. I am not going to hem and haw about it. The Seahawks are without their starters and one of those starters happens to be Bobby Wagner. Wagner is the best linebacker in football. If I were to make an argument that Seattle has the advantage at linebacker in week two I would be an idiot.
Seattle will mostly likely start Mychal Kendricks and Austin Calitro. Whomever had that as a bet for Seattle starters week two, please go collect your billion dollars.
The Seahawks safeties are better. I haven’t yet looked at Chicago’s starters. Let me go check.
The problem for Seattle is that maybe Shaquill Griffin plays and maybe he doesn’t. And maybe rookie Tre Flowers plays and maybe in his place is Neiko Thorpe. Or maybe it is Akeem King. Chicago starts Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller. Basically, at least we know who will be playing corner for Chicago on Monday and we do not know that about Seattle.