Packers will play Bears in NFC Championship
The Packers will travel to Chicago to take on the archrival Bears in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday, Jan. 23.
The game is slated for 2 p.m. CST at Soldier Field and will be televised on FOX.
The Bears (12-5), who are the NFC’s No. 2 seed, advanced by virtue of their 35-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the Divisional round. The Packers (12-6) will attempt to become the first No. 6 seed from the NFC to reach the Super Bowl following road playoff victories over No. 3 seed Philadelphia (21-16) and No. 1 Atlanta (48-21).
Participants in the NFL’s oldest rivalry, the Packers and Bears have met 181 times, but just once in the postseason. That was the 1941 Western Division playoff, won by the Bears 33-14 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. That season, the Packers and Bears had both finished 10-1, handing each other the lone defeats. Chicago got an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown by Hugh Gallarneau and 277 rushing yards in scoring 30 consecutive points to erase an early 7-0 deficit. George McAfee rushed for 119 yards for the Bears, while Norm Standlee ran for 79 yards and two TDs. Green Bay’s Don Hutson had just one catch for 19 yards.
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