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Green Bay Packers Superbowl bound!
Packers vs. Bears: 89 year old Rivalry
It’s an 89 year old rivalry, yet today, there is more at stake. For the third time this season, the Green Bay Packers head up against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, only this time, the winner will be heading off to Superbowl XLV.
The competition is tough, whether you are a Packer or a Bear fan. The season has had the Bears beating the Pack during game 3 of the season, 20-17. Yet, on January 2nd, the Packers came through and beat the Bears 10-3.
This Sunday, the nail-biting continues, after a week-long of trash talking, the Packers and the Bears finally meet up once again and go head to head. The Packers receive the ball first. With every throw from Aaron Rodgers, they get a first down. The start off is exciting as the Packers quickly go down the field. With not even 5 minutes off the clock, the Packers have already scored, thanks to Rodgers quick feet heading in for the touchdown.
The Bears get the ball back, and after a few successful plays, Quarterback Jay Cutler throws deep, obviously going for the touchdown. The attempt was unsuccessful, forcing the Bears to punt and give the ball back to the Packers.
With the end of the first quarter, the Bears have yet to score. The Bears have the ball on their 4 yard line. With the crowd still going wild, the pressure is on.
The second quarter starts, yet the Bears aren’t able to get away from the zone. In dangerous territory, they are forced to punt off to the Packers. The Packers didn’t take long before carrying the ball down the field. With a crafty play by James Starks, running back for the Green Bay Packers, he reaches for the line. The Packers score once again, now 14 points ahead of the Bears.
With the crowd still cheering the two-minute warning strikes on Soldier Field. Quarterback Jay Cutler is stripped of the ball. While the fumble is picked up by the Matt Forte, running back for the Chicago Bears, the gain of 2 yards is not enough and the bears are forced to punt. With little time left in the first half of the game, the Packers have the ball and are fiercely heading toward the end zone. Rodgers throws to Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers wide receiver, yet the low pass bounces out of his hands to be intercepted by Lance Briggs, linebacker for the Chicago Bears.
With the Bears once again having possession of the ball, Cutler attempts his to show off with long drives down the field. In attempt for a touchdown, Cutler throws an interception to Sam Shields. After a booth review, the call stands. Packers kneel out the clock, ending the first half of the game at 14-0.
With the halftime behind us, the second half of the Packer vs. Bear game starts off with just as much intensity as the first half. With the Packers close to another touchdown, the Bears get a sigh of relief as the ball is picked off by Brian Urlacher, linebacker for the Chicago Bears. With Cutler still out due to his knee, Todd Collins is in for Quarterback, yet the change of quarterback has made no difference. As the Packers and the Bears struggle back and forth, neither team is scoring.
With little action happening in the 3d quarter, once again the bears are forced to punt. Tramon Williams gets clobbered on the punt return, only to have Brett Swain recover the ball. As the players pile on Swain, fans can tell tensions are running high.
As the 3rd quarter comes to an end, neither team has scored. The Bears remain with possession of the ball.
As the fourth quarter begins, the Bears keep possession of the ball. The throw is long to Johnny Knox, who almost crossed in for the touchdown, but was short a yard. The next play, the bears finally get on the board, score 14-7 with the Packers still in the lead.
The Packers have the ball back. Rodgers gets tossed to the ground after the throw. Personal Foul on Peppers. False start on Lee. Flag thrown for pass interference. The crowd is getting rowdy and the players are getting fierce. Each play resulting with a flag being thrown. With the clock ticking away, there is less the 10 minutes left to the game, and a lot riding on the outcome.
The Packers are forced to punt again, not answering the call of the Bears previous score. Brett Goode, Green Bay Packers tries to bat the ball away from the end zone, touch back called, the bears start on the 20 yard line.
With the Bears back in possession, Caleb Hanie, throws the ball, intended to Forte. With an interception picked off by BJ Raji, he went 18 yards for the touchdown. The Packers lead 21-7. Chicago answers with a short pass by Hanie to Earl Bennett for a touchdown.
Unable to move the ball, the Packers are forced to punt to Devin Hester, who is promptly put down. With a bad snap to Hanie, Raji is headed to the quarterback, yet he was able to throw quick to Forte and keep from being sacked.
The two minute warning is called. Chicago still has possession of the ball. It’s a 7 point game and tensions are high as both players and fans wait to see who will be heading to the Superbowl.
At the 4th down with only 1 yard to go, the Bears take a chance, and succeed. Things are looking possible for the Bears as they continue to move the ball down the field. Facing another 4th down, the Bears go for it, only to have it intercepted by Shields. The Green Bay Packers are going to Superbowl!
With high tensions, the Green Bay Packers are able to beat their rival team on Soldier Field, sending them off to the Superbowl. Starting off as the wild card team, the Packers have gone a long way, giving Rodgers a dream come true as he leads the team to Super Bowl after only starting for the Packers for 3 years.
Who do you think will win Superbowl XLV?
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