The Green Bay Packers will be the NFC’s representative in the Super Bowl after beating the Chicago Bears 21-14. The Packers took a 14-0 lead into halftime after a short touchdown run by Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter and a four-yard run by James Starks in the second quarter.
The Bears made things interesting in the fourth quarter with a one-yard toucdown run by Chester Taylor after a drive led by quarterback Caleb Hanie (Jay Cutler left the game with an injury). Chicago had the ball with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but a pick-six by B.J. Raji (complete with an embarrassing Leon Lett-esque celebration before crossing the goal line) put the Packers up by two touchdowns. The Bears added another touchdown on a 35-yard pass from Hanie to Earl Bennett, but it wasn’t enough.
The Packers will thus be keeping an eye on the AFC Championship Game between the Jets and Steelers to see who their Super Bowl opponent will be.