2011 NFC Championship Game: 5 Reasons Why the Packers Beat the Bears

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2011 NFC Championship Game: 5 Reasons Why the Packers Beat the Bears
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In an NFC Championship matchup that's sure to evoke the ghost of Packers and Bears past, the NFC North rivals will be meeting for the first time in the playoffs. Call it familiarity breeding comfort, call it a defensive struggle, just don't call it boring because it'll be anything but. 

The fan base of each team is devout and expect a win for their historic franchises. Expect Mike Ditka to be foaming at the mouth on Sunday Countdown and a token appearance by a Packer great at some point during Sunday's broadcast. 

Best of all, the weather should be a debated point given the fact that both teams are accustomed to playing in frigid temperatures and wintery conditions. Now the networks will really have to work hard on a new sideline reporting angle for both teams. 

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