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• Fullback Jason McKie gets the Bears into the endzone to make it a 2-point game. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting this game to be able to hold a candle to the earlier game, but it's been outstanding. The Bears are going to need to come up with a stop, though.

• They don't get that stop, but John Kasay was courteous enough to doink the extra point off the goalpost, leaving the Bears in the game. 29-21 Carolina... still just a one-score game.

• Here we go. Down 8, with 5:13 to play, Rex Grossman has 84 yards to cover. Two hours ago, I'd never have said it, but Rex Grossman is perfectly capable of making this happen.

• And there's the interception. I kinda had a feeling that was going to happen. I know I've spent a good portion of the afternoon sounding like Rex Grossman's girlfriend, but it's because of him that this game was competitive at all. Let's send him flowers.


• Nice pick-up by Joe Buck (and I believe this is the first time I've ever complimented him) to notice that the play clock ran out before Grossman tossed that interception. That's a tough break.

• The Bears will get one more shot from about their own 20, with 1:36 to play.

• Incomplete on 4th and 1, and this one's over. And after a day of football that lived up even to the Don Cheadle commercial hype, your final four is set: Pittsburgh @ Denver, and Carolina @ Seattle. All four teams are worthy, and all four are good enough to have a legitimate shot at winning the whole enchilada.