Quite often in the NFL, we see a team back-end into the playoffs with an 8-8 or 9-7 record, but get hot at the right moment and make a deep run. And sometimes, those teams end up winning the Super Bowl. But this year is clearly different, with the two best teams in each conference squaring off for a chance to make it to the Super Bowl.
All four teams have three things on common: Great quarterbacks, excellent coaching, and tough as nails defenses. That's the recipe of championship football.
The Chicago Bears are in the process of trying to build something similar, but is John Fox and Jay Cutler two of the three needed pieces to win a championship?
We'll have Open Threads later for each game, but until then, feel free to use this as your pre-game Open Thread.