The Green Bay Packers will take one of the league's top ranked defenses into Chicago to face the Bears in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. QB Aaron Rodgers may get most of the headlines but the Packers defense is a major part of why they're playing late into January.
And perhaps the most important part of that defense is CB Charles Woodson. SB Nation's Acme Packing Companyhas a good look at Woodson's impact on the Packers defense.
In all likelihood Woodson will be playing on Devin Hester throughout much of the game. Woodson has recorded two interceptions this year, and is looking to limit Hester to less than 16 yards - similar to Week 17. Clay Matthews? Tramon Williams? AJ Hawk? Sure they all mean the difference between winning and losing, but defensive stands always start on the Woodson front.
Tramon Williams signed a contract extension this season and is generally regarded as one of the better young corners in the game. It's a nice contrast with Woodson, who is 34 years old but still playing at a high level.
Keep Woodson's presence in mind during the game this weekend and how the Bears handle going between him and Williams. Both are dangerous players but they'll have to test at least one of them.
Check out Acme Packing Company for more on the game.