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Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers & NY Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 15:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field on January 15, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Brandon RibakSenior Writer IJanuary 20, 2011

The AFC and NFC Conference Championships have finally arrived. Following are predictions for both games.


Green Bay Packers (10-6) vs Chicago Bears (11-5)


The Packers are coming off of a huge victory against the Atlanta Falcons while the Bears grabbed a win against the lowly Seattle Seahawks.

QB Aaron Rodgers performed tremendously well last week, throwing for 366 yards on 31 of 36 passes, including 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Bears defense will have to find a way to prevent Rodgers from throwing the ball, as he has been lights out thus far in the NFL playoffs betting.

In Week 17, the Bears managed to hold the Packers to just 10 points, forcing Rodgers to throw one interception.

Spread: The Packers are giving up 3.5 points in this match up.

Sportsbook Prediction: Green Bay should be able to win this battle by more than 3.5 points.


New York Jets (11-5) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)


The Jets have played impressive football, taking down the Colts and Patriots during their playoff run thus far. 

Pittsburgh pulled out a win against the Baltimore Ravens and will look to seek and destroy the Jets this Sunday.

QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrived in pressure situations and has the offensive talent surrounding him to outmatch the Jets.

The Steelers defense also is much more prepared for battle than New York's.

Spread: The Jets are +3.5 in this game.

Prediction: Steelers will get out to a quick lead and never look back.


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