Recognizing that this site is predominantly a Cubs baseball site, we also must tip our hats to the Bears for winning the NFC Championship today in chilly Soldier’s Field. I was really concerned about the upstart Saints – they are truly an explosive offensive team and they’re only going to get better. Look for them to be thorns in the Bears sides next year as well.
The Bears defense never really gave Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-powered offense enough time to get on track, although at one point the score was 16-14 Bears and it looked like the Bears’ Super Bowl chances were unravelling. An amazing touchdown catch by Bernard Berrian and a sprint by Thomas Jones into the endzone proved to be the decisive factors as the Bears went on to win in a 39-14 romp amidst the falling snowflakes.
This Bears team has what it takes to win the Super Bowl against either of the two AFC finalists who remain at the time of this writing. Provided that the Bears defense is just as opportunistic and aggressive, we also must hope that Grossman won’t make crucial mistakes (he didn’t last week or this week) and let’s pray that Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson can get the job done again on Super Bowl Sunday!
Da Bears. Da Conference Champions. Da Super Bowl.