History also against Bears

CHICAGO -- In addition to Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s high-pressure defense, the Chicago Bears face history in their attempt to overcome a 14-point deficit in the NFC Championship Game.

The Packers haven’t lost a game in which they led by 14 or more at intermission since 1991.

At first glance, it doesn’t appear that’s going to change here at Soldier Field with the Bears finishing a three-and-out dud of a drive in the first half, and Jay Cutler leaving the game in the third quarter with a left knee injury.

Todd Collins replaced Cutler in the third quarter, and has thrown incomplete on each of his three passes.

Cutler, meanwhile, was declared questionable to return by team officials.

The Bears are 0 for 7 on third-down conversions. So the club needs to make a drastic turnaround offensively to get back into contention.