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Bears-Seahawks Preview: Sunday Forecast Calls for Pain in Seattle

Whatever happened to the ‘high-five’? Remember that iconic gesture that used to be THE signature celebration at sporting events, business meetings and wedding receptions across the country? It’s been kicked to the curb by the back pat (the preferred TD celebration for both college and pro ballers) and the fist bump.

So here’s one grown man’s (desperate) attempt to bring the high-five back, in the form of 5 feel-good predictions for the Bears-Seahawks game on Sunday:

  1. Matt Forte will get his first 100-yard rushing game of the season. Seattle gave up 200+ yards and two 80-yard TD runs to Frank Gore and the 49ers last week. Not to mention the fact the Birds have multiple LBs injured.
  2. QB Hasselbeck will give it a go because he’s a gamer. But he won’t finish the 1st quarter after taking his first hit from the Bears’ D. I don’t necessarily think the Bears are going to hit him any harder than anyone else — but the dude’s got cracked ribs for Pete’s sake!!!
  3. Bears O-line will resist the urge to false start. Even though Qwest Field is one of the loudest stadiums in the league, the Pace-Omiyale-Kruetz-Garza-Williams pipeline will benefit from recent experiences in loud road venues like Denver (preseason) and Lambeau.
  4. Bears D-line will have 4 sacks. The Seahawks will be playing without their top 2 left tackles – Walter Jones and Sean Locklear – who are out with injuries. And all signs point to Alex Brown playing for the Bears.
  5. Bears will win 23-14, due in large part to the 4 points above. I’ll be tickled to be sitting at 2-1 after perhaps the toughest 3-game stretch of the season.

So prepare to celebrate on Sunday, fellow Grabowskis. And don’t be afraid to high-five anyone within arm’s length.


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