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Fans can watch Bears' 2006 comeback victory


Are you ready for some football?

Of course you are. We all are.

With that in mind, a rebroadcast of the Bears' classic comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals from Oct. 16, 2006 will premiere in its entirety on the Bears’ YouTube Channel from 7-9:15 p.m. (CT) Monday. It can also be seen on the Bears website and app at anytime on demand beginning at 7 p.m.

During the rebroadcast Monday night, the Bears' Twitter and Instagram accounts will react to the game in real time. After the contest, the Bears website will feature postgame coverage, including articles and a photo gallery.

See the game in its entirety below.

Trailing 23-3 late in the third quarter in Arizona, the Bears staged a miraculous rally, scoring two touchdowns on defense and one on special teams to escape with a stunning 24-23 win.

The victory enabled the Bears to improve to 6-0 and helped fuel their run to an NFC North title and an appearance in Super Bowl XLI.

Defensive end Mark Anderson ignited the comeback by forcing Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart to fumble on a blindside sack. Safety Mike Brown returned the ball three yards for a touchdown, drawing the Bears to within 23-10 with :02 left in the third quarter.

The opportunistic Bears defense delivered again as middle linebacker Brian Urlacher ripped the ball away from running back Edgerrin James and cornerback Charles Tillman returned the fumble 40 yards for a TD, closing the gap to 23-17 with 5:00 left in the fourth quarter.

Rookie Devin Hester then capped the rally by returning a punt 83 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears ahead 24-23 with 2:58 remaining.

After the game, Cardinals coach Dennis Green delivered a rant for the ages. Green famously slammed his fist down and yelled, "The Bears are who we thought they were and we let them off the hook!"

The win over the Cardinals is one of four classic Bears games fans can watch in full on the team's website, app and YouTube channel. The others are Super Bowl XX, a 44-0 win over the Cowboys in 1985 and a 15-6 victory over the Rams in 2018.

In addition, the NFL is offering complimentary access to NFL Game Pass, providing fans the opportunity to re-watch regular and postseason NFL games dating back to 2009, previous seasons of award-winning NFL Films series such as "Hard Knocks" and "A Football Life," and exclusive NFL Game Pass Film Sessions with some of the league's star players and coaches.