This year’s Super Bowl is now set after yesterday’s Conference Championship Games.
In the NFC:
The Green Bay Packers punched their ticket to Cowboys Stadium after defeating the Chicago Bears 21-14 to claim the NFC Crown.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says he’s looking forward to the Super Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-30 passes for 244 yards, two interceptions, and ran for another score in the win. James Starks put on another very respectable performance for Green Bay rushing for 74 yards on 22 carries but the most memorable moment of the game had to be B.J. Raji’s celebration dance after he returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown.
For Chicago things didn’t go as planned Jay Cutler suffered a knee injury which sidelined him for the 2nd half of the game and in his place 3rd string quarterback Caleb Hanie almost led the Bears to a comeback victory until a last minute interception sealed the deal for the Packers.
In the AFC:
The Pittsburgh Steelers knocked off the New York Jets, 24-19, in the AFC Championship Game at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger completed 10-of-19 passes for 133 yards and two interceptions for Pittsburgh.
Roethlisberger says the Jets adjusted well at the half to make a game of it.
Mark Sanchez, making his second consecutive AFC Championship Game threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns for the Jets.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says falling behind 24-0 to a team like the Steelers was a lot to overcome.
The Steelers will play the NFC champion Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl 45 at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, February 6th.