Lockett’s Return Ignites Seattle’s 26-0 Win Over Chicago; Marshawn Out With Hamstring Injury
SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Lockett returned the second-half kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, Russell Wilson connected with Jimmy Graham on a 30-yard TD, and the Seattle Seahawks routed the undermanned Chicago Bears 26-0 Sunday.
Seattle led just 6-0 at halftime after an offensive performance that led to a cascade of boos. Lockett started a huge second half as he went untouched on a perfectly executed return, the longest in franchise history. Later in the quarter, Wilson found Graham across the middle for his second touchdown catch this season.
Steven Hauschka added four field goals and the Seahawks started the process of erasing an 0-2 start.
Chicago (0-3) was shut out for the first time since 2002 and the fourth time since 1990. Jimmy Clausen started at quarterback in place of Jay Cutler and was 9 of 17 for 63 yards.
Seattle's Marshawn Lynch out with hamstring injury
SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch has suffered a hamstring injury and will not return for the Seattle Seahawks.
Lynch was ruled out early in the second half on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
The hamstring injury capped a strange day for Lynch, who remained in the Seattle locker room through pregame warmups and didn't come out to the sideline until the 7:40 mark of the first quarter. He finished with just 14 yards rushing on five carries.
Lynch caught a 9-yard pass from Russell Wilson on fourth-and-1 in the final minute of the first half, but wasn't in on the last four offensive plays of the second quarter.
He was questionable coming into the game with a calf injury that kept him out of practice two of three days this past week.