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Bears Classics relives '06 NFC title win

Comcast SportsNet and the Bears will debut a new installment of their partnered Bears Classics presented by Knauz Automotive Group documentary series when the network highlights the Bears' 39-14 over the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 NFC Championship Game.


Brian Urlacher holds up the George Halas Trophy after winning the 2006 NFC Championship Game.

Debuting Wednesday at 9 p.m. exclusively on Comcast SportsNet, Bears Classics will turn back the clock to Jan. 21, 2007. On that date, fantasy and reality merged into one on a blissful afternoon along Chicago's lakefront as the Bears registered their most lopsided playoff victory since hammering the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.

The Bears generated four takeaways after producing just six in their previous five games and outrushed the Saints 196-56. Thomas Jones set a franchise playoff record by rushing for 123 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns just as he did a week earlier in a divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks. Cedric Benson added 60 yards and 1 TD on 24 attempts.

The Bears defense registered three sacks, forced three turnovers and limited the Saints rushing attack to 56 yards on 12 carries.

Quarterback Rex Grossman, who led an offense that produced four touchdowns without committing a turnover, heaved the ball into the stands after taking a knee on the final play. Snow, confetti and thunderous cheers from jubilant fans filled the air as Bears players shared hugs and high-fives in the post-game bedlam.

This hour-long installment of Bears Classics, subtitled Divine Dominance, takes an in-depth look at this moment in Bears history featuring candid interviews with Bears players and coaches. This edition of CSN's Emmy-winning Bears Classics documentary series will once again be narrated by legendary Bears Hall of Fame middle linebacker Dick Butkus.

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