The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship game sending them to Dallas to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. The Packers 21-14 victory over the Bears didn't look like it would be close in the early goings as the Packers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead but Chicago came back to make it interesting late in the game.
There weren't any significant performances by the Packers so it's hard pin-pointing the player of the game. SB Nation's Acme Packing Company asked who the game ball should go to.
Well it has to go to punter Tim Masthay. Not once did a wobbly kick leave Devin Hester with space, and after a memorable Week 17 performance against Chicago, the Packers special teams was pinpoint once again.
Hester's punt return ability was arguably Chicago's biggest threat after they got down to their third quarterback but the Packers held him in check all day. It was an impressive performance.
There were plenty of Packers who, in the first half, could have received the game ball including QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Jordy Nelson and WR Greg Jennings. But all those guys disappeared at times in the second half. DE Cullen Jenkins and NT B.J. Raji also had big games, especially Raji who scored a touchdown off an interception.
Check out Acme Packing Company for more on the Packers performance.