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    The weekend is almost here and last week's playoff game has been dissected to the point where I don't think there is anything left of that corpse. The real NFL news over the next 48 hours will now be the two upcoming games this weekend, so I'm going to go ahead and start threads on each of those games now.

    #6 Green Bay Packers (12-6) at #2 Chicago Bears (12-5)
    Sunday January 23 at 3:00 p.m. EST on FOX
    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will announce the game on TV
    Mike Periera, Pam Oliver and Chris Myers will also report
    Kevin Harlan, Randy Cross and Mark Malone will do the radio broadcast

    Green Bay opened at -3 and is currently favored by 3½ points most places
    Over under started at 42½ and now ranges from 43 to 44 points
    The Money Line ranges from Green Bay -185 to -205; Chicago +165 to +175



    Edit: Final tally of poll on front page of this site:
    82% believe the Packers will win; 18% believe the Bears will win
    Final score: Packers 21, Bears 14
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
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    NFL title game picks: Greener pastures for Jets, Packers - NFL - Sporting News

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    #12 Jersey

    Aaron Rodgers and the GB Defense have been awesome and those games on the road against Philly and Atlanta were very impressive...HOWEVER this is a game against thier biggest rivals and quite possibly the best rivalry in NFL history...definately the longest one.

    I distinctly remember about 4 years ago to this day when everyone was already proclaiming a Colts-Saints Super Bowl (which of course actually happened years later) but the Bears defense laid a pounding on Brees and Company only to lose to the Colts a week later....and that was with Rex Grossman at the helm :eek:

    Jay Cutler is a QB that could look like Joe Montana one week and Bubby Brister the next week.

    I think this is the week Cutler looks good and because I seriously doubt that two #6 seeds make it to the Super Bowl together and since I feel strongly that the Jets will be in Dallas then I must go with the hometown Bears to shock the prognoticators.

    BEARS 24 PACKERS 21
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    The Bears are getting a shocking amount of disrespect going into this game. I mean let's ignore the fact that they beat the Packers once this year and the last week of the season when they had nothing to play for and Green Bay was playing for their lives they held them to 10 point, at Lambeau. These teams know each other well and I think the Bears might just take this one.
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    Defense: even. Offense: even. Deciding factor: QB. Cutler: headcase. Rodgers: Top 5 QB.
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    #12 Jersey

    Green Bay has probably the best set of wide receivers in the NFL..

    How do you figure the Bears offense is equal?...I would think they are not even in the top 10 IMO

    That being said,I still think the Bears win...Green Bay may be running out of gas,especially against a division rival at their place that they know oh so well - The Bears have won with defense and they will here.
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    NFL playoff team reports: Conference championships - NFL - Sporting News

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    No Jersey Selected

    This is going to be a bad ass game. Their Week 17 contest was, IMO, one of the better games of the season.
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    This is Aaron Rodgers year. I think he will get his first ring and I suspect we will be battling him in the years to come for future rings along with Manning, Rapistburger & Brees.

    I love watching him play, if it can't be the Patriots he is the next best choice for me.
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    Go Packers, I think they have the best chance of beating the Jets / Steelers.
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    NFC championship game matchup: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears - NFL - Sporting News - Gene Chamberlain



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    Packers' pass rush, corners will be tough to crack - Chicago Sun-Times

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