Can the Bears defense contain the Packers offense?

Throughout the entire playoffs so far, the Green Bay Packers have been as tough to stop on the offensive side the football than any other team in the playoffs. Being the underdog in their first two playoff games against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons has seemingly done nothing but motivate this Green Bay Packers team as they have been just firing on all cylinders on both sides of the football.

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At the end of the NFL regular season, the Green Bay Packers didn’t even know if they would be able to make it into the playoffs as it took two wins in their last two games to secure a playoff spot. Fortunately, with a win over the New York Giants and over the NFC North division champion Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers and company were able to head into the playoffs once again.

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Despite locking up a playoff spot and keeping their season alive, the Green Bay Packers have been a team ravaged by injuries this season and many people weren’t sure what kind of football team would show up in the postseason.

Even though they came into the playoffs as underdogs, the Packers have exceeded expectations so far as they were able to dispatch Michael Vick in the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round and take down the number one seed in Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional round. This was a surprise to say the least and some people had the Eagles going all the way the Super Bowl and if they couldn’t do it the Falcons were thought to be the team to take the NFC crown.

Ironically enough, the Green Bay Packers now have a legitimate shot to win the NFC conference Championship crown and make it all away the Super Bowl, but they will have to deal with the likes of their arch rivals in the Chicago Bears.

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The biggest storyline coming into this NFC Championship game is the Chicago Bears lockdown defense going up against a high-powered offense of Green Bay Packers. Even though this will be what everyone’s talking about heading into this matchup, the Packers defense may be just as good, if not better, than the Bears.

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With two of the best defensive players in the league in Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson, the Packers defense can hang with the best offenses in the league. This is what I believe will be the turning point in the game as Clay Matthews will almost certainly put constant pressure on quarterback Jay Cutler all day long.

As for the Chicago Bears defense containing the Green Bay Packers offense, they will have the advantage of knowing that the Packers will be going with the passing game opposed to the ground game. That hasn’t been a problem in the first few playoff matchups for Green Bay, but may pose a challenge against Chicago who have both Julius peppers and Brian Urlacher going after quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

This game will no doubt be a battle from start to finish, but I just think the Packers have the better all around team here and should advance to the Super Bowl when it is all said and done.

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