Despite key injuries, despite being an 8.5 underdog, the Seahawks came out looking like a pretty tough team against Da Bears. Rex Grossman shed just enough of his badness to make a couple killer passes against Seattle's depleted secondary (the only reason we're not a Super Bowl team this year), and a couple late drives stalled with one painful yard to go for the Hawks. We really could have surprised everyone, but just couldn't quite pull it off.
Looking ahead: Saints will compete in the Super Bowl against the Patriots. Patriots will win it all. Again.
Update: Yes, I called it before the Patriots did it. Tom Brady just knows how to win. And Marty Schottenheimer just knows how to lose.