Green Bay: The Road Favorite? The Curious Case of Constant Chicago Underdogs

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In case you've been unconscious for the last four days (or amazed at the lack of noise coming from the New York Jets), allow me a sentence to catch you up to speed on the NFC scenario. The Green Bay Packers are favored in the NFC Championship against the Chicago Bears, after winning (on the road) in games against the NFC East Champion Philadelphia Eagles (barely) followed up by a (strong) win in Atlanta against the top-seeded Falcons and "Matty Nice".
And so we dance for the third time this year, second time in Chicago. The Bears are a curious case:
NFC North Division Champions at 11-5 this season Second seed in the NFC playoffs this year, host to the NFC Championship Game Underdogs by four at home against a team they beat this year (albeit early in the season) One of these things is not like the other, yet more anomalies exist. As a famous ESPN personality says, "yeah, but":
11 wins, but three against teams posting a winning record this season (GB, PHI, NYJ). In compar...

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