Seriously, if you predicted that the Packers would beat the Eagles in Philly, and the Seahawks would knock off the defending Super Bowl champions to bring 7-9 Seattle into Chicago, please let us know.
To me, it is no surprise that Green Bay defeated the Eagles. Since the 59 point trouncing of the weak Redskin, I thought the Eagles were a manufactured joke. It does not surprise me one bit that the Packers took care of them. But I have to admit, in a million years I didn’t think I’d see the Seahawks beat New Orleans.
So, as it is, the Bears have what appears to be another fortuitous break, in that they get the actual #6 seed (Seahawks) coming into their home, while the actual #4 seed (Packers) get to tangle with the top seed in the Falcons, in Atlanta.
But unless the Bears can knock off said true #6 seed, the worst playoff team in the history of the NFL by record (7-9), it’s certainly all for naught. Giving the Seahawks credit where credit is due, they beat the crap out of the defending champs last night. And they pummled the Bears offense at Soldier Field earlier in the 2010 season.
What more could we ask for, in a season that has seen the Bears play through as healthy as any playoff team ever has, against as beatable as a playoff opponent ever has been. And we’ll let the team that according to the media is the scariest #6 seed ever in the one-dimensional Packers duke it out with the #1 seed in Atlanta.
If the Bears take care of business at home as they should, and they really should, then if Atlanta knocks out the national media’s August 2009 & 2010 Super Bowl Champion Packers, we get to go where me match up well with them on turf. If Green Bay prevails, we play them at home, and we’ve played the Packers tough twice this season.
I’ve already told friends that I know I will never live it down if for some reason the Packers come to Soldier Field in the NFC Championship and beat the Bears. But first things first. I commend the Packers for their victory today. All I’m concerned about is the Bears beating the Seahawks next week, and after seeing two home divisional losses in the last decade, I’m not taking a thing for granted.
Just enjoying what’s left of a surprisingly outstanding 2010 Chicago Bears season.