Packers 21, Bears 14: Instant reaction

In a game full of ugly plays and ugly coaching decisions, none was uglier than Jay Cutler's baffling knee injury. Melissa Jacobs weighs in on an NFC Championship Game that was more about defense than quarterback greatness.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are one step closer to a real championship belt. After Rodgers' brilliant opening drive (reminiscent of Ivan Drago vs. Apollo Creed, Round 1) and Jay Cutler's ineptitude, it seemed the NCF Championship Game would be a blowout. Major kudos to the Bears defense for adjusting and forcing Rodgers off-balance for most of the game. Rodgers' automatic pass into elite-hood will have to wait at least two weeks -- when he hits Dallas.

After Cutler went down with ...

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