It’s just about that time. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears get us started on Sunday in the NFC Championship in the first of two games to decide who will play for the Super Bowl on February 6. The game will also serve as a rubber-match for the two NFC North rivals, who split the regular season series. The action begins at noon today as the Bears and Packers take the field in Chicago to battle for a trip to Dallas.
The Bears and Packers kick off at noon (PST) on Fox with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Chris Meyers on the call.
The Packers are favored by a four points despite playing on the road in Chicago. Green Bay has looked downright dominant during its playoff journey, taking care of Michael Vick and the Eagles in the first round before steamrolling the Atlanta Falcons in the second. All that stands between the Packers and a Super Bowl berth is NFC North rival Chicago.
The Bears are led by their trademark strong defense, featuring Brian Urlacher in the middle. Chicago has been strong against the run all year, giving up just 90.1 yards per game on the ground, good for second in the NFL. They are, however, vulnerable through the air, giving up 224.3 yards per game. With Aaron Rodgers on fire, the tough Chicago defense will have its hands full trying to slow down a Green Bay passing attack that’s been prolific in the playoffs.
Tune in to the NFC Championship at noon as the road to the Super Bowl comes to a close for the NFC. For more on the game, including extensive previews before and live scoring throughout, check out SB Nation’s NFC Championship StoryStream.