Already deeply flawed and lacking the injured Jay Cutler, the Bears weren’t expected to do much against the Seahawks. Chicago managed to surprise, though, accomplishing even less than that.
The 26-0 loss to the Seahawks was the Bears’ first shutout loss since 2002, but this was impressively impotent even for a shutout—the Bears didn’t even have the decency to turn the ball over. The records go back to 1980, and since that time, no NFL team had seen its every possession end in a punt. On the day, Chicago tallied 48 passing yards and 477 punting yards. Congratulations to the eminently stoppable Jimmy Clausen and co.