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Fearless Prediction: Bears (1-1) at Seahawks (1-1)
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Game SnapshotKICKOFF: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET
TV: FOX (Dick Stockton, Charles Davis)
SERIES: 11th regular-season meeting. Seahawks lead 7-3, but the Bears beat them 37-6 in the regular season and then 27-24 in overtime in a divisional playoff game during the 2006 season en route to Super Bowl XLI. Both those games were at Soldier Field. The Seahawks won the most recent meeting, 30-23 on Nov. 18, 2007 at Qwest Field. KEYS TO THE GAME: Bears RB Matt Forte has just 84 yards through two games but takes aim at a Seahawks run defense that gave up 256 yards in San Francisco last Sunday. The status of MLB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) is significant for the Seahawks, as is getting rookie SLB Aaron Curry to stop over pursuing and creating running lanes. Chicago has six sacks and has been applying consistent pressure, which has helped the secondary significantly. QB Seneca Wallace is likely to start for the Seahawks, although Matt Hasselbeck (fractured rib) hasn't been ruled out. Whoever is under center will look often to TE John Carlson and WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and use the short passing game to complement a lackluster ground attack. FAST FACTS: Bears QB Jay Cutler's teams are 11-0 when he has a passer rating of at least 100. ... Wallace is 5-7 in his career as a starter.