Bears' success surprises Gale Sayers

Updated: January 21, 2011, 10:23 AM ET

It would be fair to say Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers didn't have high expectations for the Chicago Bears, judging by the criticism Sayers delivered during the summer that infuriated linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Sayers admitted Thursday that he's surprised by the Bears' success. Chicago won the NFC North and will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

"I'm very surprised," Sayers said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "[Quarterback ...

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