Lockett's return lights up Bears
SEATTLE — After the Seahawks sleepwalked for a half, rookie Tyler Lockett provided a jolt. From there, Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and a defense that was whole again took over.
Lockett returned the second-half kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and Wilson and Graham connected on a 30-yard touchdown in the third quarter as Seattle rolled on the day its welcomed safety Kam Chancellor back after his holdout.
Seattle led 6-0 at halftime after an offensive performance that led to a cascade of boos. That changed when Lockett started the second half by running untouched on the longest return in franchise history.
"We know we have a great weapon in him, and we just hope we'll continue to find ways to spring him and be a factor," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
Chicago, minus injured quarterback Jay Cutler, was shut out for the first time since 2002 — when the Bucs did it in Week 17 — and punted on all 10 of its possessions.
"We didn't protect real well. We didn't execute real well in the passing game, whether it was routes protection or delivery of the ball," Bears coach John Fox said.