Even though Seattle lost its first two games, the Seahawks were favored by 14 1/2 points Sunday in their home opener against Chicago, which had backup Jimmy Clausen at quarterback.
Turns out, that was too generous to the Bears, who were on the wrong end of a 26-0 shutout.
Although the Seahawks sputtered offensively in the first half, and even heard a smattering of boos as they headed for the locker room at halftime, they came alive in the second half and clearly benefited from the return of Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor, who ended his contract holdout last week.
"He did have impact," Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said. "We could feel it during the week. The...