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Jan 23, 2011 10:28 PM by Jordan Mason

Packers, Steelers will meet in Super Bowl 45

CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a saving tackle, B.J. Raji returned an interception for a score and Sam Shields had two interceptions to lead the Green Bay
Packers to a 21-14 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game.

The victory sends the Packers to the Super Bowl in Dallas to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in two weeks in Arlington, Texas.

Raji's TD return in the final quarter put the Packers up 21-7. Green Bay then withstood a rally led by Chicago third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie. He led two fourth-quarter TD drives, but
Chicago's last chance to tie the game ended in the final minute when Shields came up with his second interception in Packers' territory.

Bears starter Jay Cutler hurt his knee and played only one series in the third quarter.

The sixth-seeded Packers have now won road games in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets.

Pittsburgh, which led 24-0 in the first half and held off a furious Jets rally, faces the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl in Dallas in two weeks. The Packers beat Chicago 21-14 earlier
Sunday.

William Gay went 22 yards after fellow defensive back Ike Taylor sacked Mark Sanchez and the ball came loose. Pittsburgh then stopped New York four times inside the 2 in hanging on.

The Steelers (14-4) have won a record six Super Bowls. New York (13-5) has not been back since winning the most significant Super Bowl in 1969, validating the AFL with a victory over Baltimore.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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