Bears are at the mercy of Mitch Trubisky's 'happy feet'

Chicago Bears' Defense Too Much For Seattle Seahawks On MNF: Twitter Reacts

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He romped hard for 9 yards on the first play of Monday's game, then again for a first down and 2 more yards; three consecutive carries for 13 yards and a first down to start.

"Unfortunately, we wanted to do better in the third quarter", Carroll said. Monday night TV, and all.

So far, Trubisky pales in comparison to the son of former Cubs pitcher Pat Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 10 TD passes (zero interceptions) and is second with a 143.3 passer rating and an average of 10.6 yards per pass. Trubisky's passer rating is 80.0, which is 24th in the league. He was neither injured nor being punished, creating the largest of several mysteries that hung over a winnable game that instead left the Seahawks 0-2.

Trubisky made some rough plays in this game.

Earl Thomas and Bradley McDougald have been fantastic through two games. I make mistakes, you know. I've definitely seen better. And when I commented about (Carson postgame), I wasn't clear. Really, I just ripped back through it a bit this morning...

I am far from giving up on the 24-year-old signal caller but he's far from leading this team to the promise land as well. "I think the margin of error is really small". But it wasn't to bench him. At one point between plays Carson during that 11-play drive without him windmilled his arms to exhort the offense to continue the fast pace that finally had the Bears' defense retreating for the first time all night. Not only has his inaccuracy hurt him, he is very quick to pull the ball down and start running. And I thought that's what happened when I looked at him.

He won the Ray Guy Award a year ago as the nation's best punter, was the MVP for the University of Texas' bowl win against Missouri, and replaced veteran Jon Ryan as the Seahawks' punter this season. The outcome was not helped by the unintentional grounding of the more effective back.

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Carroll said there's a good chance Seattle will get Wagner, Wright and cornerback Tre Flowers back for Sunday's home opener against the Dallas Cowboys, though he sounded less certain about Baldwin.

There was a third mystery that may have had the most consequential outcome.

Both quarterbacks are elusive in their own right, as Dak Prescott is coming off a career-high rushing game with 45 yards. But because of a misalignment on the next play, the coaches burned a timeout. "We needed to create havoc for him, and we did that today".

"He didn't want to have to use the timeout", he said. We'd like to take a look if it's there, boom take it, if not get rid of the ball and let's go (punt) and not worry about that. "But it was a start, and we're feeling good and we're going to keep it rolling for sure".

The discussion produced no good results. Burton (blue arrow) is open for an easy completion at the line of scrimmage, while linebacker Austin Calitro (yellow arrow) backs up as the ball is being thrown, possibly to carry wide receiver Anthony Miller over the middle. Veteran CB Prince Amukamara, reading an unhurried Wilson's eyes before he threw, closed his gap and stepped in front of Penny or an interception and a 49-yard return for a touchdown. "He just got fooled on it".

Seattle fell into a deeper hole on the following possession when Wilson was stripped by Danny Trevathan.

It was Wilson's sixth and final sack of the game, matching the total against Denver. I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit.

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