Published: January 16th, 2011 | Tags: NFC Divisional Playoffs, Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, Golden Tate, Greg Olsen, Jay Cutler, Justin Forsett, Marshawn Lynch, Mike Williams, Otto Graham, Seattle Seahawks
The NFL Network research team sent out the final numbers on the Bears’ 35-24 win over the Seahawks:
- The Bears improved to 10-0 this season, including the playoffs, when having 21-plus rushing attempts. The Bears rushed 45 times for 176 yards, the third-most yards in franchise playoff history.
- Bears TE Greg Olsen made a huge impact in the first half with three receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. His yards were the third-most in franchise playoff history, and the most ever by a tight end.
- The Bears set a franchise single-game playoff record with 437 total yards.
- Jay Cutler was solid in his playoff debut, completing 15 of 28 passes for 274 yards and two TDs for a 111.3 passer rating. He also had 43 rushing yards and two TDs on the ground. Cutler is 22-0 during his career when he has a 100-plus passer rating.
- Cutler is the second quarterback in NFL playoff history to have two or more TDs both rushing and passing. Otto Graham did it twice, once in 1954 against Detroit and again in 1955 against the Rams.
- The Seahawks have lost eight straight road playoff games and are 1-8 all-time on the road in the playoffs.
- After rushing for 150 yards in their wild-card win last week, the Seahawks had 12 rushes for 34 yards against the NFL’s No. 2-ranked rush defense. Receiver Golden Tate was the team’s leading rusher with one attempt for 13 yards. Marshawn Lynch had four rushes for 2 yards, while Justin Forsett had 9 yards on four carries.
- Seahawks WR Mike Williams was mostly shut down while being matched up with Bears CB Charles Tillman most of the day. Williams was targeted 13 times and finished with four receptions for 15 yards and two TDs, including this improbable score.