Chicago Bears 2006/2007 NFL Yearbook

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>>ESPN WELCOMES YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>THE BEARS AND THE COLTS PREPARING FOR SUPER BOWL XLI — ONE GAME, ONE DREAM, ONE TEAM. THERE’S NOT A PLAYER ON THESE SIDELINES THAT DIDN’T HAVE THIS DREAM.>>EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN PRAYING FOR SINCE YOU’VE BEEN YEA HIGH.>>Narrator: AFTER 21 YEARS, THE CHICAGO BEARS WERE BACK ON FOOTBALL’S GREATEST STAGE.>>LET’S DO OUR THING! SUPER BOWL! WE GOT A SHOT TO BE WORLD CHAMPS!>>FLASH BULBS POPPING HERE IN MIAMI. IT SAILS TO THE FAR SIDE, AROUND THE 8-YARD LINE TO HESTER. UNDER IT, AND TO THE MIDDLE OF THE 15 TO THE 20. BREAKS FREE AT THE 25 TO THE 30, TO THE OUTSIDE — 40! MIDFIELD! 40, 30 OF THE COLTS! 20, 15, HESTER 5. TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>NO WAY!>>Narrator: IN A DRENCHING DOWNPOUR, THE BEARS UNLEASHED A STORM OF BIG PLAYS. THE NFC CHAMPIONS TOOK A 14-6 LEAD. THE BEARS FOUGHT HARD, AS THEY HAD ALL SEASON LONG. THIS TIME, IT WASN’T TO BE. BUT AS THEY LEFT, THEY ENVISIONED WHAT COULD BE.>>I’M GONNA WATCH HOW THEY DO IT SO I KNOW HOW TO DO IT NEXT TIME.>>TIME TO GO TO WORK, BABY.>>WHAT IS IT?>>PRIME TIME.>>♪ ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? ♪>>Narrator: REPEATING AS DIVISION CHAMPIONS WOULDN’T BE EASY. THE BEARS KNEW IT AND WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.>>POUND FOR POUND, MAN FOR MAN, WHO’S BETTER?>>NOBODY!>>GROSSMAN, ALL KINDS OF TIME, FLOATING UP THE DEEP BALL. HE’S GOT BERRIAN — END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>HEY, GUYS. IT’S HARD TO GO BACK TO BACK WINNING THE NFC NORTH CHAMPIONSHIP. GREAT JOB. GIVE IT UP FOR THE BEARS RIGHT NOW.>>Narrator: AFTER RACING TO ANOTHER DIVISION TITLE, THEY SET THEIR SIGHTS ON MUCH MORE.>>RUN IT IN! RUN IT IN!>>THOMAS JONES TO THE 5. HE’S GOT AN ANGLE. STANDING UP, HE GETS THE CORNER OF THE END ZONE. TOUCHDOWN.>>THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP COMES THROUGH CHICAGO. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS, ALL RIGHT? MAN, THIS IS A TEAM OF DESTINY IS WHAT THIS IS.>>SNAP TO GROSSMAN, SETS TO THROW. LATE PRESSURE, THROWS DOWN THE LEFT… AND BERRIAN INSIDE THE 5! GOAL LINE — TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>Narrator: THE CHICAGO BEARS WERE ONE TEAM WITH ONE DREAM. ALL FOR ONE, THEY WERE NFC CHAMPIONS. Y!I’M OUTTA BURGERS.>>Narrator: THE TEMPO FOR THE CHICAGO BEARS’ 2006 SEASON WAS SET RIGHT FROM THE START. LOVIE SMITH’S MARCHING ORDERS WERE CLEAR — BEAT THREE STRAIGHT DIVISION OPPONENTS TO START THE YEAR. ON OPENING DAY IN GREEN BAY, REX GROSSMAN FIRED CHICAGO TO AN EARLY LEAD, THEN DEVIN HESTER PUT THE PACKERS AWAY.>>DEVIN HESTER TO HIS 16-YARD LINE. HE’S GONNA RETURN IT. HE’S GONNA RUN RIGHT, AND WITH A BURST TO THE 25, 30, 35, 40! RIGHT SIDE MIDFIELD, GOT A BLOCK DOWNFIELD AT THE 40! NO CHANCE! GOODBYE! TOUCHDOWN! WELCOME TO THE NFL! THE WINDY CITY FLYER, DEVIN HESTER!>>Narrator: IN THE HOME OPENER, THE BEARS CRUSHED THE LIONS WITH SIX SACKS AND FOUR GROSSMAN TOUCHDOWN PASSES.>>REX TO THE POCKET, WINDS UP, GOING DEEP FOR BERRIAN! OVER THE SHOULDER, DIVING GRAB! END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: THE BEARS WON THEIR FIRST TWO GAMES WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT, BUT A WEEK LATER UP IN MINNESOTA, CHICAGO RAN INTO A TOUGHER OPPONENT. CHAMPIONS AREN’T GREAT ALL THE TIME. THEY’RE GREAT WHEN THEY HAVE TO BE. DOWN BY 4 LATE IN THE GAME, THE BEARS FACED A DEFINING MOMENT.>>IT’S ALL RIGHT. WE’LL GET ANOTHER SHOT. WE’LL GET ANOTHER SHOT. LET’S PUT IT IN THE ZONE, MAN.>>Narrator: WITHOUT THE BALL, A COMEBACK IS IMPOSSIBLE. ALL-PRO TOMMIE HARRIS TOOK CARE OF THAT.>>DOUBLE SLOTS, FOUR RECEIVERS, ONE BACK. SNAP TO BRAD JOHNSON.>>OH, HO!>>TOMMIE HARRIS KNOCKED IT OUT! BEARS HAVE IT! WHAT A PLAY!>>Narrator: NOW THAT THEY HAD THE BALL, REX GROSSMAN HAD TO GET IT IN THE END ZONE. FIVE PLAYS LATER, HE DID.>>SNAP TO REX, GOES BACK TO THROW ON FIVE STEPS. POCKET HOLDS. HE WINDS UP. OPEN MAN, END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN! RASHIED DAVIS!>>REX, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Narrator: THE BEARS WERE 3-0, BUT THEY STILL HADN’T PLAYED THEIR BEST FOOTBALL. “WHAT WOULD HAPPEN,” LOVIE SMITH WONDERED, “IF THEY PUT ALL FOUR PHASES TOGETHER — OFFENSE, DEFENSE, SPECIAL TEAMS, AND THE UNMATCHED POWER OF THEIR FANS?”>>WE NEED IT ALL TONIGHT, BABY! “LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FIELD” ON THREE — ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FIELD!>>Narrator: THEY FOUND OUT IN CONSECUTIVE HOME WINS OVER THE SEAHAWKS AND BILLS.>>GOING DEEP, THROWING FOR BERRIAN. OVER THE SHOULDER, END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: FOUR TD PASSES FROM GROSSMAN AND TWO TOUCHDOWN RUNS EACH FROM THOMAS JONES AND CEDRIC BENSON CREATED PERFECT BALANCE ON OFFENSE. DEFENSIVELY, BUFFALO AND SEATTLE WERE SACKED EIGHT TIMES, AND MATT HASSELBECK BARELY ESCAPED ANOTHER.>>YOU COULD HAVE RAN HIM DOWN. HE’S, LIKE, 50 YEARS OLD.>>I WAS TIRED, BRO. HE LOOKS 50. HE’S NOT 50. IT’S JUST THE BALD HEAD. YOU’D THINK HE’S 50. HE’S NOT.>>Narrator: ALEX BROWN HAD ONE OF THREE INTERCEPTIONS AGAINST THE BILLS. RICKY MANNING JR. HAD TWO AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS AND NEARLY SCORED.>>HASSELBECK!>>[ LAUGHS ]>>YOU COULDN’T JUKE HIM IN?>>Narrator: PRO BOWLER BRENDON AYANBADEJO LED THE SPECIAL TEAMS, AND ALL-PRO ROBBIE GOULD WAS ON A HOT STREAK THAT WOULD REACH 24 IN A ROW.>>I DON’T EVEN WANT TO TALK TO ROBBIE. I DON’T EVEN WANT TO TELL HIM, “GOOD JOB.”>>I TELL HIM, “SO YOU STILL PERFECT?” I TELL HIM EVERY WEEK.>>Narrator: AS FOR THE FANS, THE BEAR NATION ROCKED. CHICAGO ROLLED OVER THE BILLS AND SEAHAWKS BY A COMBINED SCORE OF 77 TO 13.>>THE BEARS ARE PUTTING ON A CLINIC IN EVERY PHASE OF THE GAME, AND THEY’VE STIRRED UP A HORNET’S NEST HERE.>>Narrator: THE BEARS WERE 5-0. BUT THEY FELL BEHIND 20-0 ON MONDAY NIGHT. IN THE LOCKER ROOM, THEY VOWED THAT THE SECOND HALF WOULD BE DIFFERENT.>>WE WILL WIN THIS GAME. WE’RE GONNA GET PHYSICAL. WE’RE GONNA GET UGLY RIGHT NOW. DON’T GET NO PERSONAL FOULS, BUT IN BETWEEN THE WHISTLE, GET UGLY. WE WILL WIN THIS GAME. I PROMISE YOU. OKAY, LET’S GO. LET’S GO, NOW. WORLD CHAMPS. WORLD CHAMPS. “WORLD CHAMPS” ON THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: WORLD CHAMPS!>>LEINART TAKES THE SNAP. GOES BACK TO THROW, HIT FROM BEHIND.>>BALL, BALL!>>BALL IS BOUNCING AROUND, PICKED UP ON ONE HOP! WE GOT A TOUCHDOWN, CHICAGO! TOUCHDOWN, MIKE BROWN!>>GOOD PLAYING, BABY. WE NEEDED THAT ONE.>>SECOND AND 10 FOR LEINART AND THE CARDINALS. ON THE 41, HE TAKES THE SNAP. AGAIN THE HANDOFF, EDGERRIN JAMES. STUCK UP THE MIDDLE BY ALFONSO. BALL’S OUT, AND IT’S PICKED UP BY THE BEARS. RUN IT IN, TILLMAN. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? TOUCHDOWN! DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN NUMBER TWO, AND THE BEARS ARE BACK IN THIS THING!>>LET’S GO, BABY. LET’S GO, MAN.>>WE’RE MEANT TO WIN THIS GAME.>>Narrator: WITH JUST OVER THREE MINUTES TO PLAY, THE BEARS STILL TRAILED BY 6.>>LOOPING INSIDE, HE’S GOT ROOM — 30, 35, 40. 45, TO THE OUTSIDE, MIDFIELD. 45, 40, WITH THE PUNTER TO BEAT. 20, 15, 10, 5! TOUCHDOWN! TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>Narrator: CHICAGO WAS FINDING UNEXPECTED WAYS TO WIN AND WERE WHERE THEY EXPECTED TO BE, UNDEFEATED AT 6-0.>>IT’S AN UNREAL GAME.>>Narrator: AS THE SUN SET ON OCTOBER, THE BEARS CAST AN IMPOSING SHADOW OVER THE ENTIRE NFL. AFTER A 41-10 BLOWOUT OF THE 49ers, THEY WERE 7-0. BUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK, THEY DID SOMETHING THEY HADN’T DONE ALL YEAR. THEY LOST. TO GET BACK ON TRACK, THEY GOT A LITTLE MEANER… A LITTLE SMARTER. THEY PLAYED WITH MORE HEART. MOST IMPORTANT, IT WAS ALL FOR ONE.>>WE DO THIS FOR EACH OTHER! WE DO THIS FOR EACH OTHER!>>Narrator: MEANNESS CAME FROM A DEFENSE THAT ALLOWED THE FEWEST POINTS IN THE NFC. TANK JOHNSON, PRO BOWLER TOMMIE HARRIS, AND IAN SCOTT STUFFED RUNNERS. QUARTERBACKS WERE SACKED 40 TIMES THANKS TO ADEWALE OGUNLEYE AND ALEX BROWN. NUMBER 97, ROOKIE MARK ANDERSON, LED THE TEAM WITH 12 SACKS, THE MOST BY A BEAR IN 13 YEARS. INTELLIGENCE HELPED LANCE BRIGGS MAKE THE PRO BOWL FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, WHILE HUNTER HILLENMEYER WORKED BESIDE THE BEST MIDDLE LINEBACKER IN THE GAME. BRIAN URLACHER LED THE TEAM IN TACKLES AND INTERCEPTED THREE PASSES ON THE WAY TO HIS SIXTH PRO BOWL. HEART CAME FROM HITTERS CHRIS HARRIS, MIKE BROWN, AND DANIEAL MANNING, WHO HELPED THE BEARS LEAD THE NFL IN TURNOVERS. NATHAN VASHER PICKED OFF THREE PASSES, WHILE CHARLES TILLMAN AND RICKY MANNING JR. SHARED THE TEAM LEAD WITH FIVE. WITH THEIR FIRST LOSS STILL FRESH IN THEIR MINDS, THE BEARS FOCUSED ON BACK-TO-BACK GAMES IN THE MEADOWLANDS.>>WE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NFC! WE GOT TO SHOW THAT TONIGHT, GET THAT BAD TASTE OUT YOUR MOUTH! “WIN” ON THREE! ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: WIN!>>Narrator: AGAINST THE GIANTS, THE DEFENSE RATTLED ELI MANNING, WHILE REX GROSSMAN KEPT HIS COOL.>>WIDE RIGHT — WHAM! “X” SLOT CC. HUT! HIKE!>>Narrator: TD REX THREW THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES, AND THE BEARS TOOK A 24-TO-20 LEAD.>>SETS TO THROW, LOOKING LEFT — HE’S GOT BRADLEY INSIDE THE 5! CAUGHT — END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN! TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>Narrator: IN A TIGHT GAME, DAVE TOUB’S SPECIAL TEAMS AND DEVIN HESTER MADE THE DIFFERENCE. THEY TURNED A MISSED FIELD GOAL INTO A PERFECTLY BLOCKED RECORD-TYING PLAY FOR THE AGES.>>AND NOW DEVIN HESTER GONNA RUN IT OUT AT THE 5 TO THE 10 TO THE 15 — 20, 25, 30. BLOCKERS DOWNFIELD, GETS ONE FROM TILLMAN UP THE SIDELINE. 40, 35, 30! 25, 20! 15, 10, 5! TOUCHDOWN! THEY DID IT AGAIN!>>YES, SIR! YES, SIR! YES, SIR!>>Narrator: A WEEK LATER, THE BEARS SHUT OUT THE JETS TO GO TO 9-1. THE PLAYOFF PUSH WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN. THE BEARS’ SECOND STRAIGHT DIVISION TITLE WAS IN THEIR SIGHTS.>>Narrator: THE ROAD TO SUPER BOWL XLI IN MIAMI WOULD BE A WILD RIDE. THE BEARS CALLED IT “SPACE MOUNTAIN.”>>THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE WE GOT TO DO, AND THAT IS SPACE MOUNTAIN!>>All: SPACE MOUNTAIN! SPACE MOUNTAIN! SPACE MOUNTAIN!>>Narrator: TO REACH IT, THE BEARS CLIMBED UP ON THEIR BIG FRONT WALL. ALL-PRO OLIN KREUTZ, RUBEN BROWN, ROBERTO GARZA, JOHN TAIT, AND FRED MILLER LED THE ASCENT. THOMAS JONES RUSHED FOR 1,000 YARDS FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR. CEDRIC BENSON GOT STRONGER AS THE SEASON WORE ON, RUSHING FOR SIX TOUCHDOWNS. REX GROSSMAN FLOURISHED IN RON TURNER’S SYSTEM WITH A CAREER-HIGH 23 TOUCHDOWNS — 6 TO DESMOND CLARK AND 2 TO JOHN GILMORE. MUHSIN MUHAMMAD’S 60 CATCHES LED THE TEAM WHILE MARK BRADLEY’S 75-YARD TOUCHDOWN CATCH FROM BRIAN GRIESE WAS THE BEARS’ LONGEST OF THE YEAR. THE MOST RELIABLE DEEP THREAT WAS BERNARD BERRIAN, WHO AVERAGED OVER 15 YARDS PER RECEPTION AND TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD WITH 6 TOUCHDOWN CATCHES. THE BEARS’ OFFENSE SPEARHEADED THE MARCH TO THE PLAYOFFS. WITH A WIN OVER THE VIKINGS, ANOTHER DIVISION TITLE WAS THEIRS.>>LET’S DO IT, BABY. LET’S DO IT. RIGHT HERE.>>”CHAMPS” ON THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: CHAMPS!>>Narrator: CHICAGO QUICKLY CLAIMED THE NFC NORTH CROWN BY SCORING TOUCHDOWNS ON OFFENSE, DEFENSE, AND SPECIAL TEAMS.>>TO THE RIGHT SIDE, GOES BACK TO THE LEFT, BREAKS A TACKLE UP THE MIDDLE — 40, 35, 30. HERE WE GO! HESTER TO THE 20! KLUWE MISSED HIM AT THE 10! TOUCHDOWN, DEVIN HESTER! BRAD JOHNSON — SHORT-SET THROW. INTERCEPTED! RICKY MANNING JR. 35, 30! 25, 20! RIGHT SIDELINE, 10! 5! TOUCHDOWN! SNAP TO GROSSMAN, HANDING OFF AND BOUNCING RIGHT. BENSON’S GOT THE 20, 15, 10. RIGHT SIDE, 5! DIVING FOR THE GOAL LINE! TOUCHDOWN! TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>ONE GOAL IS DOWN. THE NEXT ONE, GUYS, IS WHAT?>>HOME FIELD.>>HOME FIELD. HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE.>>Narrator: TO STAY AT HOME FOR THE PLAYOFFS, THEY NEEDED A WIN ON THE ROAD IN ST. LOUIS.>>OPENING AT THE 25, ANGLING TO THE NEAR SIDE, 30. BLOWS BY A MAN AT THE 40, NEARSIDE MIDFIELD. HERE GOES DEVIN HESTER — 40! 35, 30! 20, 15, 10! DANCING TO THE END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: THE BEARS EXPLODED FOR A SEASON-HIGH 42 POINTS, AND DEVIN HESTER BECAME JUST THE SIXTH PLAYER EVER TO RETURN TWO KICKS FOR TOUCHDOWNS IN ONE GAME.>>HESTER STARTS AT THE 10, VEERING RIGHT — NOW ANGLING TO THE MIDDLE AT THE 20. HE HITS THE GAS — 25, 30. 35, 40. FORGET IT! NOBODY’S GONNA GET HIM! LONG GONE! DEVIN HESTER, YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>NO, I’M TALKING TO YOU SERIOUSLY. YOU ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL, DOG. YOU GOT A LONG CAREER AHEAD OF YOU. THAT WAS A HELL OF A JOB.>>Narrator: ONLY TAMPA BAY STOOD BETWEEN CHICAGO AND HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE. WITH A 14-POINT LEAD, IT APPEARED ALL BUT LOCKED UP.>>BENSON HANGS DOWN NEAR THE — BREAKS A TACKLE TO THE GOAL LINE! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: THE BUCS TIED THE GAME, THEN RASHIED DAVIS MADE A CLUTCH CATCH IN OVERTIME. A ROBBIE GOULD FIELD GOAL COULD WIN IT.>>SNAP IS BACK, SPOT IS DOWN. ROBBIE GOULD’S KICK IS UP. IT IS GOOD, AND THE BEARS HAVE WON!>>HOME FIELD, BABY! HOME FIELD! COME TO THIS COLD. THEY GOT TO COME TO THIS COLD.>>Narrator: LOVIE SMITH’S 13-3 BEARS HAD THE NFC’S BEST RECORD. THE ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL RAN THROUGH CHICAGO.>>TIME TO TAKE IT TO THAT NEXT LEVEL! PLAY AT A LEVEL THEY ARE UNABLE, UNWILLING TO MATCH! “SPACE MOUNTAIN” ON THREE! ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: SPACE MOUNTAIN!>>Narrator: THE BEARS RAN OVER THE DEFENDING NFC CHAMPION SEAHAWKS AND SCORED ON THEIR OPENING DRIVE.>>YES, SIR, BABY!>>Narrator: THEN REX GROSSMAN FIRED DEEP FOR BERNARD BERRIAN.>>GROSSMAN TAKES, PLAY FAKE TO BENSON. SETS, HAS TIME, ARCHES BACK, LOOKING DOWN THE MIDDLE FOR BERRIAN! OVER THE SHOULDER, 20, 10, 5! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: JUST BEFORE THE HALF, THOMAS JONES TURNED A FOURTH AND 1 INTO A TOUCHDOWN. THE BEARS LED 21 TO 14.>>HEY, GUYS. OUR SEASON COMES DOWN TO THIS RIGHT HERE, ALL RIGHT? ONE HALF OF FOOTBALL — OFFENSE. THAT FIRST DRIVE IS IMPORTANT. DRIVE IT DOWN THERE AND SCORE. DEFENSE — WE WIN IF YOU DON’T LET THEM SCORE. MAN, YOU GOT TO REACH DOWN RIGHT NOW. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT THAN TO BE IN THIS POSITION RIGHT HERE? “SECOND HALF.” [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ] LET’S GO ON THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: SECOND HALF!>>Narrator: THE SECOND HALF WAS A DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE. LATE IN THE GAME, TIED AT 24, THE DEFENSE NEEDED TO MAKE A STAND.>>NOW IS THE TIME. HEY. YOU BREAK THIS HUDDLE. LET’S GET THEM FANS INTO IT, BABY. FEED OFF THAT ENTHUSIASM.>>LET’S GO! LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO!>>DEFENSE!>>FOURTH AND INCHES.>>WHITE 80!>>LOST THE BALL, GOT IT, THEN HANDED IT OFF. THEY STOP ALEXANDER!>>YEAH, BABY!>>Narrator: IN OVERTIME, THE BEARS LOOK TO GROSSMAN TO GET THEM IN FIELD-GOAL RANGE.>>SNAP TO GROSSMAN, BACK TO THROW. TIGHT POCKET. DOWN THE SEAM, OVER THE SHOULDER, CAUGHT. RASHIED DAVIS INSIDE SEATTLE’S 40-YARD LINE!>>Narrator: THE UPRIGHTS WERE 49 YARDS AWAY FROM ROBBIE GOULD.>>KICK BY ROBBIE GOULD. END OVER END TO THE UPRIGHTS, AND IT’S GOOD! THE BEARS HAVE WON THE NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME! NEW ORLEANS, COME TO CHICAGO, BABY. WE’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU.>>MAN, THIS IS A TEAM OF DESTINY IS WHAT THIS IS, ALL RIGHT? WE’RE GONNA HIT THE PRACTICE FIELD NEXT WEEK AND TIGHTEN UP A COUPLE THINGS AND THEN GET READY TO PLAY THE SAINTS COMING UP RIGHT NOW.>>♪ OOH, AHH ♪ ♪ YEAH, THAT’S SOMETHING, BABY ♪ ♪ OOH, AHH ♪ ♪ YEAH, THAT’S SOMETHING, BABY ♪ ♪ HA ♪>>WE’RE ABOUT TO GET TO THE TOP! WE NEED A KEY! THE KEY IS THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP! “SPACE MOUNTAIN” ON THREE! ONE, TWO, THREE!>>All: SPACE MOUNTAIN!>>Narrator: THE KEY TO THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WAS TURNOVERS. THE BEARS HAD NONE. THE SAINTS HAD FOUR.>>BALSTRIPPED OUT. IT’S BOUNCING AROUND AND PICKED UP BY VASHER AT THE 45 OF THE BEARS — TO THE 40. BEARS’ FOOTBALL!>>THERE YOU GO! THERE YOU GO!>>THOMAS JONES RUSHED FOR 123 YARDS, AND CHICAGO TOOK A 13-0 LEAD.>>THOMAS JONES! TOUCHDOWN!>>Narrator: AFTER THE SAINTS MADE IT CLOSE, REX GROSSMAN ICED IT WITH FOURTH-QUARTER STRIKE TO BERNARD BERRIAN.>>THROWS DOWN, AND BERRIAN INSIDE THE 5! GOAL LINE! TOUCHDOWN! TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!>>Narrator: CHICAGO OVERWHELMED THE SAINTS AND WON, 39-14. THEY HAD FINALLY SCALED SPACE MOUNTAIN AND WERE ON THEIR WAY TO MIAMI. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!>>BEAR FANS, YOUR DREAM IS REALITY. BEGIN THE MIGRATION TO MIAMI AND SUPER BOWL XLI.>>CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FANS OF THE CHICAGO BEARS WHO SUPPORTED THIS TEAM THROUGH THICK AND THIN.>>Narrator: CHICAGO WON 15 GAMES, A SECOND STRAIGHT DIVISION TITLE, AND THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP. THEIR REMARKABLE SEASON WAS A TRIBUTE TO OWNERSHIP, THE TEAM, AND THEIR FANS. ALL FOR ONE, THE BEARS WERE SUPER BOWL-BOUND.>>YOU KNEW THAT THIS GROUP DESERVED TO BE IN THIS POSITION THAT WE’RE IN RIGHT NOW, BUT, GUYS, WE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT WINNING THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP. WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT?>>SUPER BOWL!>>WE TALKED ABOUT WINNING THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.>>Narrator: NEXT SEASON, THE BEARS WILL EYE THE TOP OF SPACE MOUNTAIN AGAIN AND BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY. THEY’LL CLIMB IT ONE GAME AT A TIME, AND THEY’LL REACH THE SUMMIT TOGETHER — ALL FOR ONE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Narrator: IN 2006, THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WAS HOME TO FEROCIOUS COMPETITION, MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS, AND INSPIRING COMEBACKS.>>KATRINA COULD NOT DROWN IT. IT’S BACK. THROWING DEEP FOR HORN. HE MAKES THE CATCH!>>THIS GAME BALL IS GOING TO THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.>>TOUCHDOWN, LEE EVANS, AGAIN. ANOTHER 83-YARD HOOKUP.>>HESTER IS RUNNING TO THE NFL RECORD BOOKS.>>6 RETURNED TOUCHDOWNS.>>SNAP, SPOT, KICK. MORTEN ANDERSEN HAS JUST BECOME THE NFL’s ALL-TIME CAREER SCORING LEADER.>>TAKE IT DOWN THE FIELD AND STICK IT IN.>>FRANK GORE, YOU BETTER GET MORE THAN 10 HANDS ON HIM, BECAUSE YOU CAN’T BRING HIM DOWN

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