Many doubted the Bears' strong start until they beat the Panthers, a team picked to advance to the Super Bowl. Carolina entered the game averaging 27.7 points, which made the win that much more impressive. The Bears sacked Jake Delhomme eight times, conjuring up memories of the great defenses of the past. And Nathan Vasher had two interceptions, living up to his nickname, The Interceptor. Too bad the playoff rematch failed to produce the same result.
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