Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears In NFC Championship Game

Packers vs Bears

The Green Bay Packers will meet the Chicago Bears next Sunday for the NFC Championship Game. The game will be held in Chicago at 2pm CT on FOX.

This game is for all the marbles. The opportunity of to go to the big dance.  The winner will go the the Super Bowl!

Packers vs Bears is the NFL’s longest rivalry, spanning 89 years.  This will be only the second time the two have met in the NFC Championship game.  The last time was the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

It makes sense that two teams from the NFC North, the black and blue division are going to be fighting it out for a chance to go to Super Bowl XLV.  It was destiny.

Before the season even started, the Green Bay Packers had been picked to go all the way to the Super Bowl.  We had a good, young team with a lot of talent.  The Bears weren’t part of that pre-season hyperbole.  They fought and clawed their way to the top of the NFC North and with somewhat consistent play, they managed to win the Division Title.

Midway through the season, the Packers chatter had died down, mostly due to injuries and some unfortunate losses.  But the Packers always managed close games.  All 6 losses in the regular season were by 4 points or less. Two of them were in overtime.

The Packers are the only team since 1970 to go an entire season and never trail their opponent by more than 7 points.

The Green Bay Packers entered the post season as the number 6 seed, but managed to win their first playoff game against Michael Vick and the high-flying Eagles.  The next playoff game was against the number 1 seeded Atlanta Falcons, at the Georgia Dome, where the Falcons had won all but 2 games all season.  The Packers came into that game with a point to make.  An exclamation point!

The rout of the Falcons with their 7 Pro Bowl players, with the Falcons fans in a dome that was so noisy it actually drowned out Troy Aikman and Joe Buck as they attempted to add color to the blowout.  Packers won that game 48-21.

The Packers and Bears have met twice this season, they came out with a 1-1 split.

I think the Packers are going into the game next week, hotter than white hot.  The teams is staying hungry and they can see the prize.  I fully expect the Packers to come out of the next Sunday with a great big win!

Go Packers!

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  • Jim Calamaras

    I’m a Bear fan from the Chicago burbs and follow the Division. Last Saturday night the Pack sent a message to the league that its their year. Pack will defeat the Bears with what I call “division respect” My thanks to both teams for providing one of the best seasons in a long time.

    • Brian Youngblood

      Jim i must say that im a DIEHARD greenbay packers fan and im thinking this game is going to be alot closer than everyone thinks i mean this is not only for a trip to the superbowl but its also a rivalry at home for the bears this game is going to be intense and probably one of the greatest games of the year alot of head pounding and raw hard nose football good luck to your bears Jim I wish you the best

    • Paul Flames

      as I a Bears Fan I resent that statement, the Pack may have sent a message but we sent a message to a team that had just beat the super bowl champs to get into the playoffs. So don’t write us off yet. I see the Bears capitalizing early with defensive turnovers, which we will then turn into touchdowns followed by our own offence scoring multiple times I see the score being 35-6 Bears. We will control Aaron Rogers scrambles and make it all but difficult to throw anything with out getting picked.

  • knightmoose

    Im a San Diego fan from a distance. I however will give an opinion in regards to the bears packers match up. You have to look at divisional teams diffrent and throw out everything they did to other teams versus how they play against each other and how they both know each others playing style. I could care less that the packers won against 2 teams that defensively are pathetic and the dome situation heighens the situation.

    The weather factor is a mute issue as i have been to Chicago to visit the Great Lakes when i was in the Marines than did some training at FT McCoy, no way in hell i would ever move from sunny California to either states but since they both reside in the area the weather isnt a factor at all for either team.

    Both teams play in your face defense and the game will be a low scoring game and really is a toss up. The team that makes the mistake will loose the game i know that is such a easy observation to make but its a serious concern for either team. Id give the advantage to the Bears only in respect to Forte and that outstanding special teams they have, Cutler is a bad version of a Bret Farve in my opinion but he doesnt have to be great when you have a special teams that can get him great field positioning , we are talking about theams that split the season 1 and 1 with both only being a score from victory and they know each other very well.

    The Packers looked hot against 2 teams that offered no defense at all, the bears stick to recievers like flies on crap, the defense has to shorten the time that Rogers has the ball, if Forte breaks the 100yd rushing ratio the Bears will win even if all they get are field goals as i will take defense at home in the cold with the 12th man fan base any day over an offense. Distrupt Rogers get in his face he hasnt proven anything to me yet and this is new ground this far in the playoffs as well.

    Everyone is expecting the Packers to blow this open because of the last 2 games they played dont take the Bears lightly its tough to beat Lovie when he has your play book down to a science,..Bears keep the game really low and put pressure on Rogers they will win.. with up in your face defense and great tackeling.. coupled by a very dangerous special teams..

  • http://yahoo delwyn phillips

    I’m a Bears fan but the PACK is hotter than fish grease and hungry as hell it will be chomping on bear meat this weekend!