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|Packers Beat Bears to Take NFC Title
|POSTED 5:18pm, UPDATED 5:31pm 1/23/11 CHICAGO (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a saving tackle, B.J. Raji returned an interception for a score and Sam Shields had two interceptions to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-14 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game Sunday.
The victory sends the Packers to the Super Bowl in Dallas to meet the winner of the New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC title game later Sunday.
Raji's TD return in the final quarter put the Packers up 21-7. Green Bay then withstood a rally led by Chicago third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie. He led two fourth-quarter TD drives, but Chicago's last chance to tie the game ended in the final minute when Shields came up with his second interception in Packers' territory.
Bears starter Jay Cutler hurt his knee and played only one series in the third quarter.
The sixth-seeded Packers have now won road games in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago.
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