It's the most historic rivalry in sports. These teams haven't played in a playoff game since 1941 and blood will be spilled. It's the Packers against the Bears. It's Aaron Rodgers vs. Jay Cutler, Mike Martz against Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy against Lovie Smith. Let the battle begin.
When the Packers have the ball, we all know the offense runs through quarterback Aaron Rodgers. If running back James Starks gets things going, they will be extremely dangerous to stop. Their offensive line will have to be on their "A" game since the Bears have the dangerous Julius Peppers and Tommy Harris on the defensive line.
The Packers must protect Rodgers like they did last week or else Rodgers may get into trouble. Their great receiving core will be tough to stop. They have to contain Peppers and move the chains like they did last week with the short passes. Can the Bears stop this juggernaut offense?
When the Bears have the ball, their offense runs through rising star Jay Cutler, who had a huge game last week against the Seahawks. Matt Forte is also a very dangerous back and has run well against the Packers this year. Greg Olsen is also another weapon for Cutler along with wide receivers Johnny Knox and Devin Hester. The Bears offense has been feast or famine for much of the season and Cutler cannot turn the ball over if he wants to win.
Who will win and why? The Packers will because of Aaron Rodgers and defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
Packers 21, Bears 17