Seahawks to Play Bears in NFC Divisional Playoff

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The No. 2 seed Chicago Bears will face the Seattle Seahawks in a divisional round playoff game on Jan. 16 at Soldier Field.

Quick look: This is an interesting opportunity for the Bears because the Seahawks provided one of the lowest points of their season, upsetting them 23-20 in October in a game in which the Bears were favored by six.

What stood out in that game is the Seahawks dominated up front on both sides of the ball. They had six sacks of Jay Cutler and they shut down Julius Peppers. If that happens again Sunday, the Seahawks will walk out of Soldier Field with their second upset of the playoffs.

They shocked the Saints 41-36 Saturday despite being a 10-point underdog and having quarterback Matt Hasselbeck hurting with a hip injury.

Bears personnel director Tim Ruskell is the former president and general manager of the Seahawks.



Key stat: The Seahawks were minus-nine in turnover differential; the Bears were plus-four.

Key matchup: Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams versus Bears cornerback Charles Tillman. In the last game between these teams, Williams had 10 catches for 123 yards, and many of them came against Tillman. Tillman will need to play Williams tighter this time.

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