To get there the Packers had to go through Soldier Field and the Bears.
The Super Bowl, where best-of-show is earned and pro football history is made, awaits this version of the most historic franchise in National Football League history.
Fittingly and deservingly, the Packers made it to the big show by outlasting their oldest and most stubborn opponent, the Chicago Bears, 21-14 at Soldier Field Sunday.
An awesome game that became a nailbiter in the end.
From the start of a clear, cold Sunday at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the Packers showed why they were 3 ½-point favorites coming in the NFC championship game even though they were seeded lower than the Bears and playing on the road.
And when they’d finally survived the Bears’ shocking rally behind a third-string quarterback, the Packers had earned their 21-14 win and chance to join the pantheon of title teams from the NFL’s smallest city, which has produced 12 NFL champions, including three since the Super Bowl era began in the 1966 season.
The season will end where many thought it would … in Dallas.
The Packers moved on to the Super Bowl mostly on the back of a defense that’s become one of the league’s best and that in the last 12 games, playoffs included, has allowed an average of only 10.4 points a game.
Chicago finished with 301 yards in total offense Sunday but had basically nothing going for the first three quarters, in which it was shut out.
It wasn’t defense, offense, or special teams that has the Packers on the brink of their 13th NFL Championship, it was character.
“Really, with the way our season went, the trials and tribulations that we encountered, to me, that was how we were shaped,” McCarthy said. “I think it’s made us a better football team. It’s challenged our character. I think we’re really grown through it. Our players truly believe that we will be successful in Dallas, just like they truly believed that we were going to be successful here today.”
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