Super Bowl 2011: Why the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers Will Advance

January 23, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In what has been one of the more head-scratching seasons in recent history, another playoff shocker happened in the late Sunday game, with the New York Jets upsetting the New England Patriots 28-21.  Both six and two seeds from each conference are left standing, each only one win away from the Super Bowl.  But what will be the matchup come Super Bowl Sunday?
NFC Conference Championship
In the NFC, two North Division rivals square off as Chicago faces Green Bay.  The two teams split the regular season matchup, with each team winning at home.  The oddsmakers have Green Bay the favorite, even though they are the six seed and road team.  It’s hard to argue against the Packers however, since QB Aaron Rodgers' return from a concussion, he has thrown 11 touchdown passes to only one interception.  And the Packers defense has playmakers all around, most notably linebacker and sack specialist Clay Matthews and cornerback Charles Woodson. 

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