The 5-9 Seattle Seahawks play the 4-10 Chicago Bears on Sunday in Week 16 of the 2021 NFL season. While Seattle isn’t mathematically eliminated from the postseason they realistically are.
All-time Seattle leads the series against the Bears 11-5. Since Russell Wilson became Seattle’s quarterback in 2012, Seattle has won two of three games against Chicago. The Bears did win the last meeting in Week 2 of the 2018 season, however.
Chicago has the 7th-ranked rushing attack in the NFL (125.2 yards per game) but is 29th in scoring (17.1 points a game). Seattle is 24th in points per game (20.1). The Bears are 29th in quarterback rating (75.6).
This all plays out well on paper for the Seahawks as Seattle is first in yards-per-rush allowed (3.8) and is fourth in points-allowed (20.1 per game). This seems to imply Russell Wilson and Seattle should win a low-scoring game in Week 16.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Bears: Odds, preview and how to watch Week 16
Seahawks Injury Report vs. Bears Week 16
The Seahawks will be getting a bunch of players off of the COVID/reserve for Sunday’s game. And their injury report is pretty light with only backup linebacker Jon Rhattigan listed as out. Cornerback Bless Austin was placed on the COVID list, though, so he won’t play either most likely. Seattle still has tight end Will Dissly, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, right tackle Brandon Shell and cornerback D.J. Reed on the COVID list, however. They are all unlikely to play against the Bears.
Even though Chicago will be starting backup quarterback Nick Foles at quarterback, Seattle might struggle against the pass as Seattle will probably be missing three of its top cornerbacks due to COVID or injury (Reed, Austin and Tre Brown). This means John Reid might get his first start at corner and that isn’t good.
Chicago has four players listed as out. These include offensive tackle Jason Peters, quarterback Andy Dalton, receiver Jakeem Grant and corner Xavier Crawford. Starting quarterback Justin Fields is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and will serve as a backup to Foles even if he is active for the game.
Seahawks vs Bears Odds and Betting Pick for Week 16
WynnBET’s week 16 NFL odds have the Seahawks favored by 6.5 points in Seattle. The moneyline has Chicago at +230 (if you bet $100 you will win $230) and Seattle at -270 (if you bet $300 you will win $270).
What channel is the Seahawks game on, Week 16 vs. Bears?
Seattle’s game today will be broadcast on FOX (Q13 in Seattle) at 1:05 p.m. PST/4:05 p.m. EST. The play-by-play will be done by Aaron Goldsmith, Aqib Talib is the analyst and Megan Olivi will be the sidelines reporter.
Seahawks on the radio
The fantastic Steve Raible will be joined as always by analyst Dave Wyman and on the sidelines will be Hall of Fame reporter John Clayton and Jen Mueller. Listen live in the Seattle area on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO 97.3.
Seahawks vs Bears live stream
Today’s Seahawks game can be streamed live on the FOX Sports app, NFL app, Seahawks mobile app (in the Seattle area) and Fubo TV.
Seahawks next game and schedule
Seattle’s next game will be in Week 17 on Sunday, January 2nd at Lumen Field in Seattle against the Lions at 1:25 pm PT. Here’s a look at their schedule for the final regular season game of the 2021 season:
Week 18: At the Arizona Cardinals at 1:25 pm PT (end of the season most likely)