NFC Championship Game: Bears' Jay Cutler Vs. Packers Defense Will Be Key

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Chicago to take on the Bears in the NFC Championship game this weekend and one of the keys to the game will be the play of Jay Cutler. Bears fans of course want him to start off like he did last week with a deep touchdown pass early in the game. 

But Packers fans obviously want to see him struggle. SB Nation's Acme Packing Company predicts the play of the Packers defense lately will create problems for Cutler.

Jay Cutler is prone to making mistakes and will not get away with some of the throws he did against Seattle.  Green Bay's secondary is way too opportunistic and have risen to the occasion in each of the first two games.  The Packers will pressure Cutler and not let him off the hook as much as the Seachickens did.  However, the key to the Bears offense game plan will be Matt Forte.  If Forte can do what Michael Turner couldn't it will allow Cutler some extra time keeping the GB pass rush at bay. The Packers DBs are VERY good, Tramon Williams is playing like a man possessed right now and if I was Cutler I wouldn't even try to test him.    

Williams is playing like one of the league's best corners right now. That difficult task is made somewhat easier when you have a pass rusher like Clay Matthews getting after the quarterback. The Packers are built very well and they'll expect to pressure Cutler into some mistakes. 

For Cutler's part, he can make some mistakes. He's averaging about an interception a game so Williams may have the opportunity for another big time interception return.

Check out Acme Packing Company for more on the Packers leading up to the game. 

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