The NFC Championship game for 2011 has its date and time all set for this coming Sunday. Now, it’s time for predictions in the big battle between the NFC’s Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears for the right to go to the Superbowl!
Wondering what time and channel the NFC Championship game is on?Â Here’s the details!Â ESPN.com reports the date for the big game will be Sunday, January 23, 2011.Â Game time is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST with television coverage on FOX.Â The Packers will play against the Bears at the historic Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.Â These two teams have met 181 times over their storied rivalry’s history.Â On Sunday, Brian Urlacher (pictured via Wikipedia) and QB Jay Cutler will try to advance with a big win against their biggest rivals.
The key to the Bears’ victory is their defensive intensity.Â A report at NFL.com on Wednesday reveals that Bears safety Chris Harris has taken several days off after an injury he suffered against the Seattle Seahawks.Â Harris has been feeling the pain in his hip but noted, “My leg would have to be cut off for me to miss this game next week.”Â Both Harris and his teammate Brian Urlacher were hurt while making a tackle against Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.Â Urlacher appears to be fine after the incident, which is good news for the Bears defense.
As for NFC Championship game predictions, a report from Gather.com notes that the odds for the game have the Packers -3.Â With the way Aaron Rodgers is playing, many believe it’s tough to pick against Green Bay.Â However, the Chicago Bears seem to be in good shape after last week’s victory over Seattle.Â With home field advantage, the Bears will avenge their loss to Green Bay earlier in the season, en route to another Superbowl trip!
If the Chicago Bears win this Sunday’s NFC Championship game, they’ll be headed to Super Bowl XLV against either the New York Jets or Pittsburgh Steelers.Â It’s going to be a great day of NFL pro football action on Sunday for fans of all four teams!
The video below from ESPN offers more insights onto each team’s chances at winning Sunday’s huge NFC Championship game.