With the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears later this afternoon, here are a few links to get you prepared. I’m sure you’ll all be watching to see who the Steelers will play in the Super Bowl … if they beat the Jets, that is:
-P- I found this video from the Brookfield Zoo to be mildly entertaining. (This is on Windy City Gridiron, which is SB Nation's Bears blog.)
-P- The Bears will use plenty of zone blitzes against the Packers.
-P- Football Outsiders explains why the Packers are more likely to win in this incredibly detailed preview:
Although there are places where Chicago has an advantage — notably special teams — the Packers have far more mismatches to exploit than the Bears do on offense and defense. The hip injury to Harris, which has kept him out of practice for most of the week, should create another one even if the Bears safety can go on Sunday.
-P- The SB Nation Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, explains why Jay Cutler’s performance is so important for the Bears’ chances.