Okay no more "Feed Me Crow Boys!" posts the night before an away game. Whether it's indigestion or a premonition, I should just keep my deep, dark, scary thoughts about an imminent loss to myself. I know a lot of you will want to know why I think we have a better shot of beating the Bears in Chicago then we did against the Dolphins in Miami. On the outside looking in, it seems like a rather ridiculous thought. Yet, for years and years and years I've watched this sometimes frustratingly maddening team of ours get our asses handed to us by cupcake teams while beating (sometimes more than convincingly) the better teams nobody - including us - gave us a shot to win.
Nobody expected the Seahawks to travel to New York last year and not only win but beat down the would-be Super Bowl Champions. In 2010, nobody expected us to go into Chicago and beat the Bears, but we did, with conviction and panache. The list is strangely long in our history.
It comes down to one simple and frustrating trait: The Seahawks tend to play down to their inferior opponents while playing up to their superior opponents.
This year, they are playing that paradigm like a fine instrument.
The Bears are wounded. The Seahawks and coaching staff are flat out disgusted and embarassed for the game they gave away in Miami. This clearly favors us. I may not know the outcome of this next game better than the next fan, but I do know that they will give the Bears a MUCH better fight than they ever gave the Dolphins. I will not in the least be surprised if we not only beat the Bears this Sunday but do so convincingly. Just another reason to be dismayed and betrayed when they lose to the Bills.
Aros' Fearless Prediction: Seahawks 27 - Bears 21
Aros' Fearless Record: 6-5