I have to admit that I did have my doubts that the Saints could beat the Bears, but it turns out that they really could play with them. The proved to the Bears that they could move the ball against their offense, and they stopped their offense many times, holding them to a field goal 3 times after they were handed the ball in Saints territory due to a turnover.
So, they played with more potential than I thought, and the weather wasn't really an issue like I thought. But still, for some reason, after the safety in the 3rd quarter, they fell apart. I'm not sure why, and I can honestly say that it didn't look characteristic of they way they have played this year. It looked much more like an inexperienced team playing in the NFC championship type issue.
But... it's over. And there is always next year. Us Saints fans are no strangers to waiting for next year :)