In the end, the difference between experiencing a confetti tornado and becoming one of those quickly forgotten runners-up was that the Bears tried to convince us they had a real quarterback when smart people knew they did not.
The Charlotte Observer:
The artist currently known as Rex returned Sunday night. He did not make beautiful music. Rex Grossman produced the sounds he so often has before, mainly groans from Chicago fans and cheers from opponents.
Rockford Register Star:
This was the Rex Grossman that the Chicago Bears and their fans feared. When the Bears needed a clutch throw to catch up in the fourth quarter, their quarterback couldn’t connect.
Tired of being second-guessed, Grossman called reporters ignorant last week. Well, he might want to rethink that because that infield-fly rule popup that turned into a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown by Kelvin Hayden was enough proof that the Bears weren't winning any Super Bowl with the schizoid Good Rex/Bad Rex at the controls.
Detroit Free Press:
But scoring on the opening kick? Guess the Bears wanted to keep Grossman off the field more than they did Manning.
Grossman continues to learn on the job.
Chicago Bears Blog:
Rex Grossman was terrible tonight. His numbers (20-of-28, 165 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions) don't do justice to how erratic he was. Both interceptions were terrible passes, and the Bears' coaching staff had so little confidence in him that they called short passes almost exclusively.
Good Rex. Bad Rex. In the end, it was No Rex that finished the Chicago Bears.