Green Bay Packers: Top 30 moments in franchise history
22. Packers 2010 NFC Championship Game
One of the most thrilling victories in Packers history couldn’t have come against a better opponent, as they defeated the Chicago Bears in the 2010 NFC Championship game.
The win sent the Packers to their first Super Bowl since 1998, resulting in their fourth Super Bowl Championship in franchise history.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph
Everybody remembers this game, due to the fact that Jay Cutler went down with a knee injury in the third quarter, to be replaced by both Caleb Hanie and Todd Collins. Although Hanie was able to come in and give the Bears some energy, it was a case of being too little too late.
The Packers took a 14-0 lead in the first half, with rushing touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers and James Starks, before the Bears got it rolling in the second half with a score from their running back Chester Taylor.
With six minutes remaining, Packers defensive tackle, B.J. Raji picked off Hanie and scored to virtually put the game out of reach. Although the Bears made things interesting with a score of their own at the end of the game, the Packers were able to ice the remaining four minutes to get to Super Bowl 45.