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

(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.

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  • 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.

(Read more NFL playoffs stories.)

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