Packers Bears 2011 NFC Championship Game Notes

The Packers have won 12 NFL championships, most all-time. Packers have 27 postseason victories, 3rd most in NFL history. Team will play in NFC Championship Game for 2nd time in past 4 seasons (Packers Giants in '07 season; Packers Bears in '10).

Last week, scored team postseason record 48 points, 2nd most by road playoff team in NFL history (73, Chicago, 1940 NFL Championship). Packers are 1st team in NFL history to score 45+ points in game in back-to-back postseasons. Team’s 28 points in 2nd quarter last week set franchise playoff record for most in any quarter (24, 1961 NFL Championship).

Club had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: T CHAD CLIFTON (2nd), S NICK COLLINS (3rd), WR GREG JENNINGS (1st), LB CLAY MATTHEWS (2nd) & CB CHARLES WOODSON (7th).

QB AARON RODGERS completed 31 of 36 (86.1 pct.) for 366 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 136.8 rating last week. Is 1st QB in NFL history to post 120+ rating in each of 1st 3 postseason starts (min. 15 att.). His 10 pass TDs are most by QB in 1st 3 playoff starts & he is 1st player to throw 3+ TDs in each of 1st 3 postseason starts. In 3 playoff games, has 129.4 rating, highest in NFL playoff history (min. 100 att.). Had 3 pass TDs & rush TD last week & is only player in NFL history to throw for 3+ TDs & rush for TD in each of 2 different postseason games. Led NFC with 101.2 rating. Is 1st Packers QB with consecutive seasons with 100+ rating (103.2 in 2009). Has 2 of top 3 marks in franchise history, trailing HOFer BART STARR’s 105 rating in 1966. Had 3,922 pass yards & his 12,394 yards since becoming starter in 2008 are 2nd most by QB in 1st 3 years as starter (KURT WARNER, 12,612).

Rookie RB JAMES STARKS is NFL postseason leader with 189 rush yards & 94.5 rush yards per game. RB JOHN KUHN had rush TD & rec. TD last week…Packers had 3 WRs with 50+ catches each for 1st time in franchise history: Jennings (76), DONALD DRIVER (51) & JAMES JONES (50). Jennings tied for NFC lead with 12 rec. TDs. Had 8 catches for 101 yards last week. Driver has longest TD catch (90 yards) in team postseason history (2007 NFC Champ vs. NYG). Jones aims for 4th playoff game in row with TD. WR JORDY NELSON had TD catch last week & has TD in 2 of 3 career playoff games.

CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 2 INTs last week, incl. 70-yard INT-TD. Marked 2nd INT-TD in NFL postseason history at end of 1st half (JAMES HARRISON, 100 yards, Super Bowl XLIII). Aims for 3rd playoff game in row with INT. Since joining GB in 2006, CB Woodson leads NFL with 8 INT-TDs. Has INT-TD in each of 5 years with GB & is only player in NFL history with INT-TD in 5 consecutive seasons. S Collins ties for 2nd with 4 INT-TDs in that span. Has INT in 4 of past 5 games vs. Bears.

LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 2 sacks last week & has 4 sacks in 3 playoff games. Is 1st Packer with sack in each of 1st 3 postseason games. Finished 2nd in NFC with 13.5 sacks & is 1st Packer to start career with consecutive 10-sack seasons (10 in 2009). LB ERIK WALDEN had career-high 3 sacks in last meeting. DT B.J. RAJI had 1st playoff sack last week. S CHARLIE PEPRAH had INT in last game vs. Chi.