What we learned...
Chicago's starting QB is still up for grabs: After Kyle Orton started for the Bears in the preseason opener, Rex Grossman got his chance vs. the Seahawks. He completed 9 of 15 passes for 74 yards, but threw an interception when he was hit on a throw and the ball popped in the air, landing in the hands of LB Leroy Hill. Seattle put heat on Grossman on all five of his possessions, sacking him once and also getting an intentional grounding call. Orton led the only offensive scoring drive by either QB, but got just two drives, completing 5 of 9 passes for 43 yards.
Bears can still score in other ways: The defense accounted for a touchdown on a 6-yard interception return for a score by second-year CB Corey Graham. Special teams contributed with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by rookie Earl Bennett and LB Darrell McClover blocked a punt that resulted in a safety. The Bears also blocked another punt late in the fourth quarter, which led to a potential game-winning field goal attempt, which Robbie Gould missed.
Coutu has inside track: Rookie K Brandon Coutu hit all five of his field goal attempts against the Bears, including a 36-yard game winner. Veteran Olindo Mare didn't attempt a field goal, but limited Devin Hester's effectiveness by driving kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. Still, a kicker is judged by putting points on the board and Coutu accounted for 17 of the team's 29.
The Seahawks miss Matt Hasselbeck: In the start against the Bears, Charlie Frye played the entire game and threw three interceptions. While Frye will only be a backup, he needs to make better decisions with the ball if the Seahawks ever need to turn to him during the regular season. He's competing for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart with Seneca Wallace, who threw three touchdown passes vs. the Vikings in Week 1 of the preseason.