NFC Championship Game: Packers Win, Will Head To Super Bowl XLV

A Preview of today's NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears

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NFC Championship Game: Sam Shields Ends Bears' Hopes With 2nd INT

The Green Bay Packers are NFC Champions after beating the Chicago Bears 21-14 today in Chicago. Packers’ DB Sam Shields had two interceptions, the second coming on 4th down with the Bears deep in Packers territory.

Chicago can hold it’s head high, being down to their third quarterback after Jay Cutler was injured and Todd Collins completely ineffective. Down 14-0 when he entered the game in the 3rd Quarter, Hanie engineered two Bears touchdown drives and nearly brought Chicago all the way back.

Hanie did throw two interceptions, one of which was a touchdown by Packers’ NT B.J. Raji. His 4th Quarter INT gave the Packers a 21-7 lead.

Aaron Rodgers wasn’t at his best – 17/30, 244 yards and 2 INTs – but made enough plays with his arm and his feet to keep the Packers out front. Jay Cutler was 6/14 for 80 yards and an interception before being hurt in the 2nd quarter.

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Earl Bennett Scores Quick Touchdown, Bears Trail Packers 21-14

Caleb Hanie needed just 81 seconds to answer the Green Bay Packers toucdown with a touchdown pass of his own as the Chicago Bears now trail the Green Bay Packers 21-14 in the nFC Championship Game.

It was wide receiver Earl Bennett with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Hanie after the Packers had scored a defensive touchdown. The game has less than five minutes to go.

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NFC Championship Game: B.J. Raji With a Pick-6, Packers Now Lead Bears 21-7

The Green Bay Packers look to be on their way to Super Bowl XLV after B.J. Raji intercepted a Caleb Hanie pass and ran it back 16 yards for a touchdown, giving the Packers a 21-7 lead over the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game.

The Bears defense kept their team in the game for much of the 2nd half, but a complete lack of offense has been the demise of Chicago today.

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Caleb Hanie In For Bears, Chicago Scores Touchdown To Get Within 7

The Chicago Bears are down to their 3rd string quarterback, yet they are right in the middle of it in the NFC Championship Game, trailing the Green Bay Packers 14-7 in the 4th quarter.

After Jay Cutler could not return from a knee injury early in the 3rd quarter, the BEars turned to Todd Collins. After he was completely ineffectivem the BEars turned to Caleb Hanie and it was Hanie that led the Bears offense to it’s first touchdown of the game.

The Bears defense now needs to step up and give their short-handed offense a chance to tie the game.

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NFC Championship Game: Brian Urlacher INT Gives Chicago Bears Hope; Jay Cutler Out

Todd Collins is in, Jay Cutler is out and the Chicago Bears are in trouble in the NFC Championship Game. Out with a knee injury, the Chicago Bears once again were given life by their defense when Brian Urlacher intercepted Aaron Rodgers near the Bears goal-line and returned it out to mid-field.

Cutler, however, could not come out for the possession, and Todd Collins took over. If the Bears are going to come back and beat the Packers today, they’ll need to do it without Jay Cutler it appears.

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NFC Championship Game: Lance Briggs Has First Turnover For Bears; Jay Cutler Give It RIght Back

With :49 seconds to go in the 1st Half of the NFC Championship Game, the Chicago Bears got the break they desperately needed when linebacker Lance Briggs intercepted Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately for the Bears, quarterback Jay Cutler gave the ball right back when James Shields intercepted Cutler on a deep pass to Johnny Knox.

The BEars have been unable to get anything going against the Packers defense, while Rodgers has done just enough with his opportunities.

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Packers Score Again, Lead Bears 14-0

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks picked the perfect time to score his first NFL touchdown. Starks scored from 4-yards out to give the Packers a 14-0 over the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game.

Starks scored after the Packers forced the Bears to punt from their own endzone. Starting their possession at the Bears’ 44-yard line, the Packers needed just 5 plays to get their touchdown.

Green Bay has out-gained the Bears 186-69 midway through the 2nd quarter.

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Aaron Rodgers Sharp As Packers Take Early 7-0 Lead

Aaron Rodgers was 4-4 for 76 yards as the Green Bay Packers easily went down the field on the Chicago Bears defense to take a 7-0 lead.  Rodgers capped the drive with a 1-yard QB run to the left.  Despite taking a shot on the play by Bears DB Daniel Manning, Rodgers was able to sneak inside the goal line.

The Bears will now need to respond.  The Packers have shown the ability to score and score quickly.  

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