NFL Conference Championship Week
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Conference championship week is upon us in the NFL. There has been a lot of buzz circling around the league. This is the most exciting part of the season, just mere weeks away from the Super Bowl. After this week, the Super Bowl contenders will be named, and will get set to do battle at Cowboy Stadium.
Coming off an impressive victory over the New England Patriots, the New York Jets now have their sites set on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unlike last week, when the Jets had a lot of trash to talk about Brady and the Patriots, New York is only showing respect for the Steelers. Pittsburgh's quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is recognized as one of the elite quarterbacks in the league, and one of the toughest too, playing through a game with a broken nose earlier in the season.
The question for the Jets is, can their own young quarterback Mark Sanchez lead the team to victory, and on to his first Super Bowl? He's been playing great this season, and has been surrounded with even more talent this year including Ladainian Tomlinson.
The Green Bay Packers are playing at their very best right now, coming off what seemed to be an easy win last week. The Packers are excited to see if their quarterback Aaron Rodgers can finally be totally removed from Brett Favre's shadow. He's already shown that he is an outstanding QB, both with his arm and his legs. If Rodgers can lead the team to the Super Bowl and win it all, no one will be talking about Favre anymore. The Packers' defense is playing lights out, and have been making it very tough on opponents, especially in the playoffs.
If the Chicago Bears want a shot at beating Green Bay, Jay Cutler will need to have a nearly perfect game. The Bears' QB Cutler, is having one of his best years yet, but has shown glimpses of his old self, every once in awhile throwing a wild pass right at a defender. With some of the core players for the Bears like middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, getting a little bit older, the desire to win the Super Bowl is at an all time high.