POSTED: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 10:01pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 11:59pm
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 Sunday.
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 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 on, 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 has not been back since winning the most significant Super Bowl in 1969, validating the AFL with a victory over Baltimore.