We’re less than an hour away from the start of the NFC Championship game in Chicago between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Of course as expected it’s very cold in the Windy City and there’s snow on the ground.
I’m staying with my pick which is the Packers, but I do think the field will help the Bears. I also believe the Bears will try to run the football and keep the pressure of Jay Cutler. I don’t trust him in 3rd and long situations and I don’t think Lovie Smith trusts him in those situation either.
You can bet that Dom Capers is going to use Charles Woodson to throw a wrench into the plan of Cutler and Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
I’ll be interested to see if the Packers risk Aaron Rodgers health by getting into a one-dimensional game plan. Green Bay needs to run the football to keep the Bears front four honest. Julius Peppers could single-handedly dismantle Rodgers and Green Bay Super Bowl hopes if the Packers don’t keep him honest with screen and draws.
The Packers must also resist kicking the ball to All-Time kick returner Devin Hester and letting him give the Bears a spark with a big return.
Get yourself something to eat and something to drink then get comfortable. We’ll look at these games today and talk about what needs to be done in order to make sure the Eagles are playing in this game next year.