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By PFW staff

Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the conference title-game matchups.

GREEN BAY AT CHICAGO

Packers' offense vs. Bears' defense:
Can the Packers neutralize Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher without committing double-teams to both and freeing up other Bear defenders?

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' Playoff & Season Stats:
77.8%, 546 yards, 8.7 Avg, 6 TDs, 0 INT, 4 sacks/29 yards, 134.5 passer rating and 5-17, 3.4, 1 TD rushing.
65.7%, 3,922, 8.3 Avg, 28 TDs, 11 INTs, 31 sacks/193 yards, 101.2 and & 64-356, 5.6, 4 TDs.
Packers WR Greg Jennings' Playoff & Season Stats:
9-109, 12.1, 0 TDs (playoffs)
76-1,265, 16.6, 12 TDs (regular season).
Packers RB James Starks' Playoff & Season Stats:
48-189, 3.9, 0 TD & 2-9, 4.5 receiving (playoffs)
29-101, 3.5, 0 TD & 2- 15, 7.5 receiving (reg. season)
Bears DE Julius Peppers' Playoff & Season Stats:
2 Tackles (playoffs)
54 Tackles, 8 QB Sacks, 9 PD, 2 INTs - 1 yard, 3 FF, 1 Kick Blocked (reg. season).
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher's Playoff & Season Stats:
7 Tackles.
125 Tackles led team, 4 QB Sacks, 10 PD, 1 INT- 0 yard, 2 FF, 3 FR.
Bears  CB Peanut Tillman's Playoff &  Season Stats:
2 Tackles, 3 PD (playoffs).
82 Tackles, 14 PD, 5 INTs - 127 yards, 3 FF, 2 FR (regular season).

                                Packers Offense           Bears Defense
Total Off./Def.                  358.1                         314.3
Rushing                                    100.4                           90.1
Passing                            257.8                         224.3
3rd Down Effic.                    41.5%                        34.7%
Points/Allowed                           24.3                           17.9
TO/TA                                22 TOs                       35 TAs

Bears' offense vs. Packers' defense:
How will Bears' pass protection stand up to Dom Capers' blitz packages?

Bears QB Jay Cutler's Playoff & Season Stats:
53.6%, 274 yards, 9.8, 2 TDs, 0 INT, 3 sacks/13 yards, 111.3 passer rating & 8-43, 5.4, 2 TD rushing (playoffs).
60.4%, 3,274 yards, 7.6 Avg, 23 TDs, 16 INTs, 52 Sacks/352 yards, 86.3 & 50- 232, 4.6, 1 TD rushing.
Bears RB Matt Forté's Playoff & Season Stats:
25-80, 3.2 & 3-54, 18.0 (playoffs)
237-1,069, 4.5, 6 TDs & 51-547, 10.7, 3 TD (reg. season).
Bears WR-RS Devin Hester's Playoff & Season Stats:
2-4, 2.0 & 2 PR-15.0, 3 FC & 1 KR - 6.0 (playoffs)
40 - 475, 11.9, 4 TD & 33 PR - 17.1, 89 Long, 3 TDs, 10 FC & 12 KR - 35.6, 79 Long (reg. season).
Packers NT B.J. Raji's Playoff & Season Stats:
4 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 1 PD (playoffs)
39 Tackles, 6 ½ QB Sacks, 3 PD (reg. season).
Packers OLB Clay Matthews' Playoff & Season Stats:
7 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 FR (playoffs)
60 Tackles, 13½ QB Sacks, 4 PD, 1 INT - 62 yards, 1 TD, 2 FF (reg. season).
Packers CB Tramon Williams' Playoff &  Season Stats:
5 Tackles, 3 PD, 3 INTs - 79 yards, 1 TD (playoffs)
57 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 20 PD, 6 INTs - 87 yards, 1 FF, 2 FR (reg. season).

                             Bears Offense        Packers Defense

Total Off./Def.               289.4                     309.1
Rushing                                101.0                     114.9
Passing                                 188.4                     194.2
3rd Down Effic.                       32.8%                    36.2%
Points/Allowed                 20.9                       15.0
TO/TA                            31 TOs                    32 TAs

Other tidbits:
GB 9TH OFF; CHI 5TH DEF
GB 24TH RUN; CHI 2ND VS. RUN
GB 5TH PASS; CHI 20TH VS. PASS
GB 10TH PTS; CHI 4TH PTS ALLOWED
CHI 30TH OFF; GB 5TH DEF
CHI 22ND RUN; GB 19TH VS. RUN
CHI 28TH PASS; GB 5TH VS PASS
CHI 21ST PTS; GB 2ND PTS ALLOWED
GB 4TH TO/TA; CHI 11TH TO/TA
PACKERS CAN BECOME THE FIRST NFC NO. 6 SEED EVER TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL.
PACKERS WRS GREG JENNINGS, DONALD DRIVER, JAMES JONES AND JORDY NELSON EACH HAD AT LEAST 75 YARDS RECEIVING IN PLAYOFF WIN OVER ATLANTA.
JAMES STARKS HAD FIVE CARRIES FOR 20 YARDS IN LAST GAME VS. BEARS BEFORE GAINING A COMBINED 189 YARDS RUSHING IN LAST TWO GAMES.
TRAMON WILLIAMS HAS 5 INTERCEPTIONS IN HIS LAST SIX GAMES
PACKERS HAD A TEAM-RECORD 18 PENALTIES IN THEIR FIRST GAME THIS YEAR AGAINST THE BEARS - A WEEK THREE 20-17 LOSS.
BEARS SCORED ON THREE OF THEIR FIRST FOUR POSSESSIONS IN VICTORY OVER SEAHAWKS LAST WEEK.
BEARS CONVERTED 10-OF-18 THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITIES AGAINST SEAHAWKS LAST WEEK WHILE LIMITING SEATTLE TO 3-OF-14 CONVERSIONS.
THE BEARS LIMITED THE SEAHAWKS TO 111 YARDS THROUGH THREE PERIODS LAST WEEK AND OUTGAINED SEATTLE 437-276.
GREG OLSEN HAD A TD CATCH IN THE FIRST GAME VS. CHICAGO THIS SEASON AND A 58-YARD TD CATCH ON THE BEARS' THIRD PLAY OF THE GAME VS. SEATTLE LAST WEEK.
BRIAN URLACHER HAD A TEAM-LEADING SEVEN TACKLES LAST WEEK VS. SEATTLE AND THE KEY TAKEAWAY IN THE BEARS' WEEK THREE WIN OVER THE PACKERS.

 

N.Y. JETS AT PITTSBURGH

Jets' offense vs. Steelers' defense:
How will Mark Sanchez stand up to "Blitzburgh" "D" the second time around?

Jets QB Mark Sanchez's Playoff & Season Stats:
60.7%, 383, 6.8 Avg., 3 TDs, 1 INT., 1 QB Sack/5 yards, 91.6 (playoffs).
54.8%, 3,291 yards, 6.5, 17 TDs, 13 INTs, 27 Sacks/171 yards, 75.3 passer rating & 30-105, 3.5, 3 TDs rushing.
Jets WR Braylon Edwards' Playoff & Season Stats:
6-114, 19.0, 1 TD (playoffs)
53-904, 17.1, 7 TDs (reg. season).
Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson's Playoff & Season Stats:
26-125, 4.8, 2 TDs & 6-19, 3.2, 1 TD receiving (playoffs)
219-914, 4.2, 6 TDs & 52-368, 7.1 receiving (reg. season).
Steelers OLB James Harrison's Playoff & Season Stats:
7 Tackles, 3 QB Sacks, 1 PD (playoffs)
100 Tackles, 10½ Sacks, 5 PD, 2 INTs - 2 yards, 6 FF, 1 FR (reg. season).
Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley's Playoff & Season Stats:
3 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 1 FR (playoffs).
50 Tackles, 10 QB Sacks, 5 PD, 2 INTs - 22 yards, 1 TD, 3 FF, 2 FR (reg. season).
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu's Playoff &  Season Stats:
2 Tackles
63 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 11 PD, 7 Int. - 101 yards, 1 TD, 1 FF, 1 FR.

                                     Jets Offense               Steelers Defense

Total Off./Def.                     351.0                           276.8                                     
Rushing                              148.4                             62.8               
Passing                              202.6                            214.1
3rd Down Effic.                      35.7%                           33.5%
Points/Allowed                      22.9                              14.5
TO/TA                                 21 TOs                           35 TAs

Steelers' offense vs. Jets' defense:
How will Steelers' porous pass protection handle a Jets pass rush that dumped Tom Brady five times?

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's Playoff & Season Stats:
59.5%, 226, 7.1, 2 TDs, 0 INT, 6 Sacks/34 yards, 101.8 passer rating & 6-11, 1.8 rushing (playoffs).
61.7%, 3,200 yards, 8.2 Avg, 17 TD, 5 INTs, 32 Sacks/220 yards, 97.0 rtg. & 34-176, 5.2, 2 TD rushing (reg. season).
Steelers WR Hines Ward's Playoff & Season Stats:
3-25, 8.3, 1 TD (playoffs)
59-755, 12.8, 5 TDs (reg. season).
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall's Playoff & Season Stats:
20-46, 2.3, 2 TD & 1-13 receiving (playoffs).
324-1,273, 3.9, 13 TDs & 23-167, 7.3 receiving (reg. season).
Jets DE Shaun Ellis' Playoff & Season Stats:
6 Tackles, 2 QB Sacks (playoffs)
36 Tackles, 4½ Sacks, 1 PD, 1 FR (reg. season)
Jets LB Bart Scott's Playoff & Season Stats:
5 Tackles, 1 PD (playoffs).
81 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 2 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR (reg season).
Jets CB Darrelle Revis' Playoff &  Season Stats:
7 Tackles, 1 PD (playoffs).
32 Tackles, 10 PD, 2 FR (reg. season).

                               Steelers Offense               Jets Defense

Total Off./Def.                   345.3                           291.5                         
Rushing                            120.3                             90.9
Passing                            225.1                            200.6
3rd Down Effic.                    43.1%                           37.0%
Points/Allowed                    23.4                              19.0
TO/TA                               18 TO's                          30 TA's

Other tidbits:
NYJ 11TH OFF; PIT 2ND DEF
NYJ 4TH RUN; PIT 1ST VS. RUN
NYJ 22ND PASS; PIT 12TH VS. PASS
NYJ 13TH PTS; PIT 1ST PTS ALLOWED
PIT 14TH OFF; NYJ 3RD DEF
PIT 11TH RUN; NYJ 3RD VS. RUN
PIT 14TH PASS; NYJ 6TH VS. PASS
PIT 12TH PTS; NYJ 6TH PTS ALLOWED
NYJ T-5TH TO/TA; PIT 2ND TO/TA
STEELERS RALLIED FROM 21-POINT HALFTIME DEFICIT TO COME BACK AND DEFEAT RAVENS 31-24.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER IMPROVES TO 9-2 ALL-TIME IN THE PLAYOFFS.
SUNDAY WILL BE THE STEELERS' EIGHTH AFC TITLE GAME APPEARANCE SINCE 1994 AND SEVENTH IN THAT TIME-SPAN THAT THEY HAVE HOSTED.
PITTSBURGH OFFESNIVE LINE ALLOWED SIX SACKS IN DIVISIONAL-ROUND VICTORY OVER THE RAVENS.
JETS AVENGED A 45-3 REGULAR SEASON LOSS IN NEW ENGALAND BY BEATING THE PATRIOTS 28-21.
MARK SANCHEZ THREW THREE TDS IN THE WIN WITH NO INTERCEPTIONS.
JETS BECAME THE FIRST TEAM IN NFL HISTORY TO WIN AT LEAST TWO ROAD GAMES IN CONSECUTIVE POSTSEASONS.
TEAMS MET IN WEEK 15 AT HEINZ FIELD, A 22-17 JETS VICTORY. NY WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO TEAMS ALL SEASON LONG TO RUSH FOR MORE THAN 100 YARDS VS. STEELERS.
JETS OPENED WIN OVER PIT WITH 97-YARD KICK RETURN TD BY BRAD SMITH; SMITH MISSED THE WIN OVER THE PATRIOTS WITH A GROIN INJURY.

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