NFL fans are buzzing awaiting the conference championship games this weekend.
By early Monday morning, two of the four remaining teams left will head to Dallas, Texas to play for a championship on February 6th, 2011; the other two will head home.
Who is going to win and represent the NFC in the Superbowl?
The Packers head to Chicago to play the Bears on Sunday, and it is no secret that the Packers seem to be the overall favorite to win it all.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been dynamic in both playoff games after the team barely made the playoffs. Rodgers does have some help from the variety of great receivers he can throw the ball to, like WR Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson and James Jones. Rodgers also has a new partner in crime in running back James Starks, who set a Green Bay rookie record with 123 rushing yards on just 23 carries against the Philadelphia Eagles in their 21-16 Wild Card win.
Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards against the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons, who were virtually unbeatable at home until they hosted Rodgers and the Packers a week ago. Rodgers connected with his receivers for three touchdowns, and he scored one rushing in the 48-21 win.
Packers CB Charles Woodson and LB Clay Matthews have been leading the defense, as the Packer D dominated the Falcons with five sacks.
Chicago QB Jay Cutler is looking to repeat his performance against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional game, a 35-24 win last weekend. Cutler, unlike Rodgers, has not yet earned the Bears fans’ trust, but that can all change if he leads the Bears to Dallas. Finding the legs of Matt Forte and utilizing the run game are why the Bears are a game away from the Super Bowl. Continue reading ‘2011 NFC Championship Game Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears’ »