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Know Your Enemy: Seattle Seahawks

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Know Your Enemy: Seattle Seahawks
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After two weeks away, the Bears come home to face the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks, who are coming off of a bye week. They've tallied an average record via below average play. Here's what you need to know about the birds descending on Soldier Field.

One of Matt Hasselback's top targets was traded away this week: Deion Branch was sent to the Patriots, putting the spotlight on second-year wideout Deion Butler. Butler has had a case of the dropsies, and has made just eight catches over four games. Look to see how the pressure affects him on Sunday.

Beast Mode this Sunday: The Seahawks traded for Marshawn Lynch before their bye week, and the running back -- who had 1000+ seasons in his first two years in Buffalo -- should be ready to go Sunday.

The defense is stingy with points, but not yards. Seattle's defense is ranked 12th in the league in points allowed, but 26th in yards allowed. Their passing defense is one of the worst in the league. They've tallied 11 sacks -- six less than Jay Cutler has experienced.

Like the Bears, they rely on the pass
: The Seahawks have done most of their best work when eschewing the ground game, picking up 791 yards and four touchdowns in the air, as compared with 318 yards and two TDs on the ground.

Thankfully, they've gotten rid of those ugly, neon-green uniforms. Your retinas are safe.

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