Mike Mulligan leads his article for the Chicago Sun-Times today with this:
“Welcome to the upside-down world of the NFL playoffs, where even the most ardent of Bears fans will be cheering for the Green Bay Packers today.
“If the Packers pull off an upset in Philadelphia, then the Bears will be hosting the worst playoff team in NFL history a week from today.”
Most Bear fans agree. But be careful what you wish for. Though Seattle is very beatable seeing Green Bay go should probably be the number one priority.
The Packers are very inconsistent. They didn’t play well in either of the games against the Bears with 18 penalties in game 1 at Soldier Field and with quarterback Aaron Rogers not throwing with his usual accuracy in game 2, not to mention the wide receivers dropping balls all over the field.
But if the Packers somehow put together four good games in a row, they are the most dangerous team in the NFC playoffs. And their tenacious man-to-man defense along with their patience on offense with screens and the underneath passing game make them far and away the worst match up for the Bears in the NFC playoffs.