CHICAGO (AP) -- Devin Hester turned up the right sideline, hurdled a lunging defender and jumped into the first row of fans after his 62-yard punt return for a touchdown.
With each stride, it sure felt more and more like 2006 again.
Hester delivered his first touchdown return in three years, and the Chicago Bears were back to looking like contenders with a 20-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.
Hester says it's "a long season" and the Bears "can't really dwell on this win."
The Bears had insisted all along they were good enough to contend after three straight playoff misses, and if they were looking for confirmation, the last two weeks should help.