Those were a couple of truly amazing playoff games on Saturday.
Double overtime loss for the Broncos, but that's what wildcard teams do to ya there, Payton Manning.
I so wanted Manning to get deeper into the playoffs, but now there's a whole new quarterback story unfolding in Colin Kaepernick.
Us Bear Fans got that first look earlier against the Niners, in the Battle of the Backups game.
Jason Campbell looked just like another crap Bears' 2nd stringer (14 of 22 for 107 yards and a couple interceptions) while Kaepernick took the reigns and won the game and a starting role on the team with probably the best O-Line in the game.
But his performance last night was on a whole other level.
Kind of a throwback to the future or something.
I kept thinking god, if only Abe Gibron coulda drafted Kaepernick instead of Bobby Douglass, and he coulda been the qb on a team and in a city that was used to running qbs (only of course they ran because they couldn't throw, the lines couldn't block, and receivers couldn't catch, and um, that kinda stuff).
Douglass ran for 968 yards in 1972.
Kaepernick ran for 181 yards last night against the Packers.
(In TWO games against the Packers, Matt Forte ran for 108.)
Old Bobby also threw 12 INTs, 9 TDs and 1,246 yards in 14 games in '72.
Kaepernick threw for 1,814 yards with 10 TDs and 3 INT in about 7 and a half games this year.
Remember he came in for injured Alex Smith vs the Rams and then Harbaugh kept Kaepernick in as starter vs the Bears the next week.
That was only about 3 months ago.
So um, yeah, Kaepernick ain't no Bobby Douglass.
I'm just trying to have some kinda Bear connection here is all.
You could probably combine the skills of Douglas, Jack Concannon and Bob Avellini and not have a Colin Kaepernick.
Just a freaky performance, man.
Couple games to go for the kid this year, then maybe another year and we'll see what kinda lasting impression he might make on the NFL.