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The Green Bay Packers are the hottest team in the playoffs, coming off of a 48-21 domination of the NFC's number one seed. Many skeptics will attempt to suggest that the Bears have momentum as well coming into this game because of a 35-24 domination of the worst team ever to make the playoffs. That's a little bit of a stretch, isn't it?
The Packers are clicking on all cylinders, with the defense preventing any gains by opposing offenses and forcing turnovers. 14 of the Falcons' points last week were produced by their offense, but one TD was the direct result of a Greg Jennings fumble. This gave the Falcons ideal field position to put up seven. The other TD occurred as a result of the Packers playing prevent defense after the game was already sealed. Meanwhile, the Packers offense did not punt the ball once and came away with a franchise-high 48 points in a playoff game.
The Bears, meanwhile, dismantled the Seattle Seahawks with ease. However, the week before, the Bears had a chance to keep Green Bay out of the playoffs and failed, despite playing every one of their starters. The team had offensive line troubles all game and Cutler threw two interceptions. That was only two weeks ago.
If you want me to believe the Bears have "momentum" after beating the sub-.500 Seahawks, you're out of your mind.