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NFC Championship Capsule: Green Bay-Chicago

OPENING LINE — Packers by 3.

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Green Bay 11-7-0, Chicago 10-6-1.

SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 92-83-6.

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Bears 10-3 at Green Bay on Jan. 2.

LAST WEEK — Packers beat Falcons 48-21; Bears beat Seahawks 35-24.

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (24), PASS (5)

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (18), PASS (5)

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (22), PASS (28)

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (2), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Franchises have a combined 21 NFL championships and 47 Pro Football Hall of Famers. ... Bears have seven championships, with the 1985 team winning the Super Bowl. They won six NFL championships under George Halas. ... Packers have a record 12 NFL championships, with the 1966, 1967 and 1996 teams winning the Super Bowl. They won five championships under Vince Lombardi. ... This is fourth time both teams reached playoffs in same season. ... NFL's oldest rivalry takes dramatic turn when Bears and Packers meet for just second time in postseason. Only other playoff game was December 14, 1941, a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and Bears won 33-14 at Wrigley Field. A week later, they beat Washington for NFL championship. ... Packers are trying to complete unlikely run from sixth seed to Super Bowl after winning at Philadelphia and knocking off top-seeded Falcons 48-21 in Atlanta behind a superb effort by Aaron Rodgers. He threw for 366 yards, completing 31 of 36 passes with three TD passes, while running for another score. ... Pittsburgh's 2005 champions are only team to win Super Bowl as No. 6 seed. ... Packers and Bears split season series, with each team winning at home. Green Bay committed team-record 18 penalties in 20-17 loss at Soldier Field in September; beat Chicago 10-3 in regular-season finale at Lambeau Field to make playoffs. ... Packers are in second NFC championship game in four seasons. They lost to Giants 23-20 in overtime three years ago ... Green Bay is one of four teams in NFL with both offense and defense among league's top 10. ... Packers are second in points allowed at 15.0, with only Steelers allowing fewer. Pack is tied for second with Pittsburgh with 47 sacks, highest ranking in franchise history, and sixth in league with 32 takeaways. ... Green Bay's six losses were by combined 20 points, with none by more than four. Packers never trailed by more than seven in a game. ... CB Tramon Williams became fourth player in club history with two interceptions in playoff game last week. He also clinched the win over Philadelphia in previous week with INT in end zone. ... With 101.2 rating, Rodgers is first Packers QB with 100-plus passer rating in back-to-back seasons (103.2 in 2009). ... Bears' offense had 258 rushes and 276 pass plays (attempts plus sacks) over last nine games of regular season. ... Chicago made playoffs for first time since 2006, when it lost to Indianapolis in Super Bowl. ... Bears racked up 437 yards last week, most for them in playoffs during Super Bowl era. The 437 yards — 176 rushing — were second most for Chicago this season. ... QB Jay Cutler became just second player in NFL postseason with two TDs passing and two TDs rushing last week, joining Cleveland Hall of Famer Otto Graham (1954 and 1955 NFL championship games). ... TE Greg Olsen had three catches for 113 yards last week, including 58-yard TD on Bears' first possession. ... DT Tommie Harris had two sacks against Seattle. ... RB Matt Forte ran for 1,069 yards, 717 over final nine weeks of regular season.