The Bears don't have to look far to find motivation this week, and not just because a win over the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's divisional playoff game at Soldier Field would send them to NFC Championship game. All coaches had to do this week was turn on video of the Seahawks' 23-20 win over the Bears on Oct. 17.
"It was kind of tough to watch," tight end Greg Olsen said. "We weren't where we thought we were, even at the time. There were a lot of things we were doing that we haven't done of late, and we need to keep it that way."
Seattle defensive backs combined for 3 1/2 of the Seahawks' six sacks of Jay Cutler in that game. The Bears offense failed to convert a third down in a dozen tries.
"We just look at the mistakes and they were kind of amazed at some of the things that they did," offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. "That's just where we were at that time. We just had to get better piece by piece. It doesn't come in big [chunks], obviously, and they were very patient with it. We've gotten better. We've got a long ways to go, and fortunately, we're real good on defense and special teams."