Chicago 27, Seattle 24 (O.T.)
(Robbie Gould kicking a 49 yard FG in OT. It’s amazing how far a leather ball can travel when you pretend it’s Mariotti’s head)
Despite a typically erratic performance by QB Rex Grossman (though far more competent than his New Year’s Eve showing against Green Bay), Da Bears are 60 minutes away from their first Super Bowl since Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, Walter Payton and William Perry were crowned.
As mentioned, it was a mixed bag for the much maligned Grossman. Though he was sacked three times, fumbled once and was picked off once as well, he also hooked up with Bernard Berrian for a 68 yard TD pass, burning Seahawks CB Kelly Jennings in the process. And his 30 yard completion to Rashied Davis set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal (above).
The play Seattle are likely to ruminate over all spring is probably their inability to convert on 4th and 1 on the Bears’ 44 late in the 4th quarter leading 24-21, with Lance Briggs bringing down Shaun Alexander (2 TD’s 108 yards) for a two yard loss and a change in possession. Had Matt Hasselback not mishandled the snap, Alexander would’ve likely picked up the necessary yardage and the Seahawks would’ve iced it.
I’m not here to cause any trouble, but as cute as the above video might be, someone already topped it.