Packers beat Bears 21-14 to win NFC title

Packers beat Bears 21-14 to win NFC title

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) is tackled after a gain by Chicago Bears safety Major Wright during the first half of the NFC Championship NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 23 at 9:56 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a saving tackle, B.J. Raji returned an interception for a score and Sam Shields had two interceptions to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-14 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday.

The victory sends the Packers to the Super Bowl in Dallas to meet the winner of the New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC title game later Sunday.

Raji's TD return in the final quarter put the Packers up 21-7. Green Bay then withstood a rally led by Chicago third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie. He led two fourth-quarter TD drives, but Chicago's last chance to tie the game ended in the final minute when Shields came up with his second interception in Packers' territory.

Bears starter Jay Cutler hurt his knee and played only one series in the third quarter.

The sixth-seeded Packers have now won road games in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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