The Seahawks will miss the 12th Man today, but if they're going to play in Chicago, it might as well be early in the season. There's not a cloud in view as I look out the hotel window (cell-phone image at right).
Weather people are expecting a high temperature of 73 and a low of 56. Forecasters predict 67-degree weather at kickoff and 62-degree weather near game's end, with winds at 8-10 mph from the south/southeast.
The Seahawks (and beat writers) should thank the league for not scheduling this one for mid-December.