Russell Wilson weaved his magic once again.
Wilson drove the Seahawks 80 yards in overtime, hitting Sidney Rice for a game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass and a 23-17 win over the Chicago Bears today at Soldier Field.
It’s Wilson’s third, game-winning drive of the season.
Rice suffered what appeared to be a concussion on the final play. After being attended to by Seattle’s training staff, Rice walked off the field on his own.
Needing a touchdown on the final drive, Seattle’s rookie quarterback marched his team 97 yards in the final minutes of the game, hitting Golden Tate for a 14-yard touchdown to give Seattle a 17-14 lead.
The Bears were down, but not out.
With only 24 seconds left, Seattle’s defense did the unthinkable, letting Chicago receiver Brandon Marshall wiggle open down field for a 52-yard gain, setting up a Robbie Gould 46-yard field goal to push the game into overtime.
No matter. The Seahawks won the toss and Wilson drove them the length of the field again, hitting Sidney Rice for a game-winning, 12-yard touchdown pass.
Seattle’s last overtime game was a 23-20 loss to Arizona in the final game of the 2011 season. Seattle’s last win in overtime was 24-21 win at CenturyLink Field against the New York Giants on Nov. 27, 2005.
The Seahawks are now 9-18 in overtimes games.
With the win, Seattle improved to 7-5 on the year, while the Bears dropped to 8-4.
The win was Seattle’s third straight in Chicago. The 97-yard drive was Seattle’s longest scoring drive. The Seahawks improved to 2-5 on the road this season.
Wilson finished 23 of 37 for 293 yards and two touchdown passes. Wilson also ran for a career-high 71 yards rushing.
Marshawn Lynch finished with 87 yards on 19 carries.
Chicago’s Marshall led all receivers with 10 receptions for 165 yards.