2011 NFC Championship: A Six-Pack of Unsung Heroes In Green Bay Packers Victory

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every team in the NFL has to overcome injuries and find a way to win—it's the nature of the game, and the Packers are no exception.
With injuries to starters on both sides of the ball from Ryan Grant and Jermichael Finley to Nick Barnett and Cullen Jenkins, the Packers depended on second and third string players for large chunks of the season.
At 10-6, the Packers sneaked into the playoffs and became the first six seed to win the NFC Championship since the NFL adopted the current playoff format in 1990.
The fact that Green Bay is even in this position speaks volumes of Coach McCarthy, his staff, and each and every player on the Packers roster.
Riding into the NFC Championship game against the Bears on the arm of Aaron Rodgers and the strong play of Tramon Williams, the Packers were favored to beat their NFC North rival at Soldier Field on Sunday.
However, in a game where everyone was focused on Rodgers, William...

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