Jets Stun Patriots, Bears Beat Seahawks

Jets to face Steelers, Bears go up against Packers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 16, 2011 3:45 PM CST
Updated Jan 16, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Chicago Bears' Kellen Davis (87) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Marcus Trufant (23) during the second half an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Chicago. Trufant was injured...   (Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – The Chicago Bears and the New York Jets won their respective games today, and will move on in the NFL playoffs:

  • Jay Cutler ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more, and the Chicago defense manhandled Seattle early for a 35-24 victory today, lifting the Bears into the NFC championship game against their archrivals, the Green Bay Packers. The Bears (12-5), who edged the Packers for the NFC North title, will host the title game next Sunday, their first meeting in the postseason since 1941.

  • Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, Tom Brady was sacked five times and the trash-talking New York Jets reached their second straight AFC championship game with a stunning 28-21 win over the New England Patriots. The Jets backed up coach Rex Ryan's brash talk, forcing the team with the NFL's best record into rare errors and setting up a date in Pittsburgh next Sunday against the Steelers.

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