Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Turning the dial Thursday night brought me to one of the coolest shows on the NFL Network: “Greatest 4th QTS.” Maybe you saw it, too: This edition commemorated Chicago’s wild 2006 comeback at Arizona.
The NFL world remembers it as the game that spurred Cardinals coach Dennis Green to declare the Bears “are who we thought they were!” The Bears, of course, recall it as the game in which they overcame a 20-point deficit in the second half during their march to the Super Bowl.
As they prepare to host the Cardinals this Sunday, more than a few players have recalled that game, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago.
"It was a long time ago," linebacker Lance Briggs said. "It was one of those defining moments. That, to me, will always be one of the best games I ever played in."
It was definitely one of the most dramatic.
Continuing around the NFC North:
The public knows nothing of substance about Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, writes Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nate Vasher is learning to like playing free safety in the nickel, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee profiles the surprising rise of Green Bay tight end Spencer Havner, who has three touchdowns in the Packers’ past two games.
Packers rookie B.J. Raji is starting to feel his power and explosion return after a sprained ankle limited him earlier this season, writes Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn has received all the first-team quarterback repetitions during the past two days, notes Greg A. Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
John Niyo of the Detroit News revisits the trade that brought linebacker Julian Peterson from Seattle for defensive lineman Cory Redding.
Detroit running back Kevin Smith is on another mission to “quiet the critics that Detroit doesn’t have a running game,” according to Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
Former Minnesota defensive end Erasmus James, a first-round draft pick in 2005, was arrested early Thursday after punching a friend at a bar in Madison, Wis. Here’s the Associated Press report.