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                 === Rice, Seahawks down Bears in overtime ===
 Chicago,  IL (Sports  Network)  -  Sidney Rice's  13-yard  touchdown catch  in
 overtime lifted the Seattle Seahawks over the Chicago Bears, 23-17.
 Rice  ended with six catches for 99 yards for the Seahawks (7-5), who have won
 three of four. Golden Tate hauled in five passes for 96 yards and a score.
 Russell  Wilson completed 23-of-37 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns for
 Seattle,  which  improved to 2-5 on  the road this season. Wilson also carried
 the ball nine times for 71 yards.
 "We're  very fortunate  to get  out  of here  with  a win  against a  terrific
 football team. We needed it badly and we're excited to go back home and finish
 this  thing off," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "We needed to get a couple
 wins on the road and at least we got one so far."
 Marshawn  Lynch  rushed for  87 yards  and a  touchdown on  19 carries for the
 Jay  Cutler connected  on 17-of-26 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns for
 the  Bears  (8-4), who are  tied with  the Packers for  first place in the NFC
 North. Green Bay beat the Vikings on Sunday.
 Matt  Forte carried the ball 21 times for 66 yards and caught three passes for
 30 yards and a score. Brandon Marshall hauled in 10 passes for 165 yards.
 The  Seahawks got the  ball to start the overtime period. Wilson and Lynch ran
 for  11  and 14 yards, respectively,  before Michael Robinson caught a 13-yard
 pass. Wilson then used his legs to convert a pair of third downs. Faced with a
 3rd-and-10  from the  Chicago 25, Wilson threw a 12-yard pass to Doug Baldwin.
 Wilson  then rolled  to his left and hooked  up with Rice, who took a hard hit
 while crossing the goal line. The score was upheld and Seattle won the game.
 "I  was in  coverage and I turned around,  saw him coming and tried to get the
 strip.  It didn't work," Bears defensive lineman Shea McClellin said about the
 final play.
 The  Bears  took advantage  of an  early Seattle  turnover. Lynch fumbled near
 midfield  on the  fifth play  of the  game. Chicago  was awarded  a fresh  set
 of downs when Seattle safety Earl Thomas was called for holding on 3rd-and-10.
 Marshall's 23-yard catch combined with a defensive delay of game penalty moved
 the  ball  to the  12-yard line. Earl  Bennett then caught  a pass from Cutler
 before flipping over Brandon Browner and into the end zone.
 Chicago  had a  pair of  chances to  add  to its  margin early  in the  second
 quarter.  On  4th-and-1 from the  Seattle 15, Michael  Bush was stuffed at the
 Bennett dropped an easy touchdown on the Bears' next possession. After beating
 his  man down  the right side of the  field, Bennett failed to bring in a bomb
 from Cutler. The home team was eventually forced to punt.
 The  missed opportunities came back to haunt Chicago, as the Seahawks scored a
 touchdown  on their  ensuing possession. Tate caught passes of 18 and 49 yards
 to  move  the ball to  the 4-yard  line. Lynch rumbled  into the end zone from
 there to make it 7-7 with 2:15 left in the half.
 Seattle  tacked on  three  more  points before  the  break. Baldwin's  20-yard
 catch  set  up the Seahawks at  the Chicago 14. On 3rd-and-10, Braylon Edwards
 appeared  to  make a diving  catch in  the back of  the end zone. Upon further
 review,  it  was determined the ball  hit the ground before Edwards caught the
 ball. Steven Hauschka made a 31-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to
 make it 10-7.
 The  Bears scored  a touchdown late in  the third stanza to take the lead. The
 home  team marched  down the field thanks to an unnecessary roughness penalty,
 Eric  Weems'  18-yard catch,  Marshall's  13-yard  catch and  Forte's  10-yard
 run.  On 3rd-and-4 from  the Seattle 12, Forte caught a pass at the one before
 rolling  into the  end zone to give  Chicago a 14-10 edge. The refs originally
 ruled that Forte was down by contact at the one, but the call was reversed.
 Still trailing by four late in the fourth, Seattle took over at its own 3-yard
 line with 3:40 to play. Wilson completed two straight passes and added runs of
 13 and six yards to move the ball to the Chicago 49. An offensive holding call
 on  third down  set up  3rd-and-14. Baldwin  caught an  11-yard pass  and Zach
 Miller followed with a 7-yard catch on fourth down. Rice added a 27-yard catch
 to  move the ball  to the 14-yard line. Tate then caught a pass at the 10-yard
 line,  ran toward the end zone and stretched the ball over the goal line for a
 17-14 edge with 24 seconds to go.
 However, the Bears had enough time left to tie the game. Marshall caught a 56-
 yard pass to put the ball at the Seattle 30. Robbie Gould made a 46-yard field
 goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Seahawks  have won six  of their last eight  versus the Bears ... Bennett
 left  the game  with a concussion ...  Chicago fell to 5-2 at home this season
 ...  Rice's game-winning touchdown came with 7:33 left in overtime ... Chicago
 wide  receiver/kick returner  Devin Hester missed the game due to a concussion
 ...  Bush  carried the ball seven  times for 39  yards ... The Bears have lost
 three of four since a six-game winning streak.
 12/03 00:29:27 ET

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