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Bears Over Packers In NFC Championship Game, Mike Ditka Says

Mike Ditka, former Chicago Bears head coach, says the Green Bay Packers may be going down this weekend. Talking with the Chicago Tribune this week, Ditka said both the Bears and Packers, who will meet in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, are both great teams.

But if he had to pick, it's the Bears.

"Right now, I'm taking the Bears to win the game," he said of the NFC championship game to be played Sunday at Soldier Field. "I think the Bears are a lot better football team. I think they are doing things better in every area right now. The only thing they can't do is turn the football over. If they don't turn the football over, and protect the quarterback, they'll be fine."    

I don't think I can agree that the Bears are "a lot better" right now. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are playing arguably their best football of the year and the Bears have been inconsistent at times throughout the year. Ditka mentions not turning the ball over which will be a difficult task against the Packers, who have one of the league's best defenses. 

I don't think either one of these teams is "a lot better" than the other. I expect a close game. Check out Windy City Gridiron and Acme Packing Company for more on the game.