espnW's Sarah Spain caught up with Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije, a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only NFL honor that recognizes a player's excellence on the field and charitable contributions off of it.
In a game full of ugly plays and ugly coaching decisions, none was uglier than Jay Cutler's baffling knee injury. Melissa Jacobs weighs in on an NFC Championship Game that was more about defense than quarterback greatness.
The old adage "defense wins championships" will certainly ring true this Sunday. While Patriots and Ravens fans may have trouble watching, it's hard to deny that Bears-Packers and Jets-Steelers are two amazing defensive matchups.