NFL Primetime Bears and Saints 2007 NFC Championship Game

NFL Primetime Bears and Saints 2007 NFC Championship Game


THE MOUNTAIN AND THEY ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL. THAT WAS PLAYOFF FOOTBALL. WHAT WOULD THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BRING IN THEHE>>>WELCOME BACK TO “NFL PRIMETIME.” CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION. NFC GAME BETWEEN THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND THE CHICAGO BEARS. SAINTS IN THEIR FIRST-EVER NFC TITLE GAME. THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IT IN THE SNOW. REX GROSSMAN, WOULD HE DO WELL OR THE HIGH-FLYING DREW BREES. REGGIE BUSH AND THE TOP-RANKED OFFENSE IN THE NFL. COLSTON. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN TROUBLE FOR THE SAINTS. COACH SEAN PAYTON SAYS YOU YOUNG MAN, YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH IT. THE SAINTS HOLD TO A FIELD GOAL. MICHAEL LEWIS, WAS ICE COLD ON THIS DAY. IT WAS A FUMBLE. SAINTS CHALLENGE. WATCH THE REPLAY. LOOKED LIKE LEWIS’S KNEE WAS DOWN, BUT — CHICAGO BALL.>>I THINK THE OFFICIAL WAS ATTEMPTS TO JUDGE WHETHER THE BALL WAS SLIGHTLY LOOSE BEFORE HIS KNEE HIT THE GROUND.>>AGAIN, THE SAINTS HOLD THE BEARS TO A FIELD GOAL. 9-0. THAT NOW THEY’RE RUNNING. 33 YARDS FOR A BIG FIRST DOWN. HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER, NOW, SECOND AND GOAL FROM THE 2, IT’S JONES. CEDRIC BENSON CARRIED MUCH OF THE SECOND QUARTER. 16-0, CHICAGO. JUST AFTER THE 2:00 MARK. CAN NEW ORLEANS GET SOMETHING GOING AT ALL. BREES TO COLSTON. WHAT A CATCH THAT WAS. FIRST DOWN, NEW ORLEANS. LATER IN THE DRIVE. BREES TO COLSTON. TOUCHDOWN. SO NOW, BREES. THIRD QUARTER. REGGIE BUSH — MAKES THE MOVE ON DANIEL MANNING AND HE COULD GO ALL THE WAY — INTO THE END ZONE. LATER APOLOGIZE TO HIS COACH. GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT.>>YOU SEE COLSTON GET THE INSIDE COVERED GAME. GREAT CUT RIGHT THERE OFF THE LEFT LEG AND HE IS GONE.>>AND SO, BRIAN URLACHER AND HARRIS TALK IT OVER. THE DEFENSE GETS INVOLVED. 16-14. YOU KNEW IT RIGHT AWAY. INTENTIONAL GROUNDING IN THE END ZONE. IT’S A SAFETY. 18-14, DEFENSE. LANCE BRIGGS, BIG ON THE PLAY.>>ACTUALLY WATCHING BREES’ REACTION, HE KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE CALLED FOR INTENTIONAL GROUNDING.>>WE SAW SO MANY THINGS ON THIS DAY THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE. 18-14 AT THIS POINT. SAINTS HAVE MOMENTUM. ALL OF A SUDDEN, GROSSMAN PUT TOGETHER A PASSING PLAY TOGETHER THROUGH THE SNOW. BERRIAN CATCHES IT. DA BEARS. 25-14.>>MAKING THAT CATCH IN THAT WEATHER, INCREDIBLE.>>SO, GROSSMAN DOING IT WITH PASSING. BERRIAN WITH THE CATCH. NOW IT’S THE BEARS TRYING TO SWARM. NOW IT’S SACK. POPS THE BALL OUT. THEY SAY FIRST SAINTS BALL. BUT THE BEARS CHALLENGE IT. LET’S LOOK.>>YOU WATCH THE REPLAY. CLEARLY THE BALL IS OUT. IT’S A FUMBLE. IT FALLS RIGHT BESIDE BEARS. TO BE MARKED RIGHT THERE. YOU SEE THE RECOVERY. BALL TO BE MARKED RIGHT THERE.>>REVERSAL. IT’S BEARS’ BALL. IT’S ALL BEARS. CEDRIC BENSON ON BROADWAY. TOUCHDOWN. THOMAS JONES, TOUCHDOWN. LOVI SMITH GES DOWNED. A CLASSY HAND SHAKE BETWEEN LOVIE SMITH AND SEAN PAYTON. LOVIE SMITH, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO GET TO THE SUPER BOWL. SO ON THIS DAY, THE CHICAGO BEARS, HAVE BEATEN THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND SO THE BEARS GO INTO THE SUPER BOWL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEIR SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE YEAR, 39-14. THE BEARS.>>I TELL YOU IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT. WHEN YOU’RE IN THIS POSITION. YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF REACTIONS YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE.>>UNBELIEVABLE THE POSITION WE’RE IN RIGHT NOW. WANT TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT. GOING TO MIAMI. THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE. BIG TIME.>>WHAT THEY DID IN ’85 WAS HUGE. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW. WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THOSE GUYS IN THE BACKGROUND A LITTLE BIT.>>THIS SEASON WAS HUGE. THIS SEASON WAS DEDICATED TO NEW ORLEANS AND THE WHOLE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. WE FEEL LIKE WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT THIS YEAR.>>FROM WHERE WE STARTED A YEAR AGO, TO NOW, I DON’T THINK ANYBODY IN THIS ROOM, PROBABLY IN AMERICA, THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD BE HERE. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT TO BE PROUD OF.>>PROBABLY THE BEST TEAM I HAVE BEEN AROUND, IN REGARDS TO TOGETHERNESS. GUYS CARING ABOUT THE TEAM FIRST. I THINK THAT MAKES IT HURT THAT MUCH MORE.>>THE NUMBERS TELL ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. IN ADDITION TO THE FINAL SCORE, RUSHING YARDS ALMOST 200 YARDS. THOMAS JONES, SETTING A BEARS’ POSTSEASON RECORD. . THE TURNOVERS, FOUR FOR THE SAINTS AND NONE FOR THE BEARS. THE BEARS GOT THAT ONE LITTLE PENALTY MIDWAY THROUGH THE FOURTH QUARTER. SO THE CHICAGO BEARS, I HAD A FEELING, TOM, THAT THEY MOVED THAT BOULDER AFTER THAT FIRST GAME. THEY COULD PLAY A LITTLE FREER AND CLEARER. MISTAKE-FREE FOOTBALL.>>FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS TO LOVIE SMITH AND COACH DUNGY FIRST. I UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF THIS LEAGUE AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THESE TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN COACHES ARE GOING TO GO NOW COACH THE SUPER BOWL. FOR THE BEARS, THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB PROTECTING THE FOOTBALL. WHEN REX GROSSMAN PROTECTS THE FOOTBALL, THEY BEAT PEOPLE BY 45 POINTS. THEY HAVE A GREAT BALANCE. THE DEFENSE IS LED BY BRIAN URLACHER. THE SAINTS ONLY HAD 12 RUNS DURING THE COURSE OF THE GAME. DEUCE McALLISTER FACTOR, NEVER SHOWED UP TODAY. I THINK IT REALLY PUT THEM OFF KILTER TODAY.>>IT WAS THE SAFETY AND THE TURNOVERS. CONGRATULATIONS TO SEAN PAYTON AND THE SAINTS.>>YES.>>EVERYBODY WILL REMEMBER THIS STORY, WHAT THEY DID FOR AND WITH THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND HOPEFULLY, IT’S A SIGN OF BETTER THINGS TO COME. IT’S THE CHICAGO BEARS WHO ARE MOVING FORWARD ONTO SUPER XLI WHERE THEY WILL PLAYY

13 Replies to “NFL Primetime Bears and Saints 2007 NFC Championship Game”

  1. Lovie Smith deserves more respect as a head coach because he is the only one after Ditka who has taken the Bears to the Super Bowl.

  2. Incredible Drew Brees has already a couple a couple of years playing in the NFL. He is worth it for sure for sure.
    GoBears!!!

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