It is the Bears-Packers game that seems to have garnered most of the hype today. That's fine; it's a storied rivalry that has been going on about as long as there has been an NFL. It will be fun to watch, particularly since I don't have a dog in the fight. If the Steelers win, I'd rather they play the Bears; but I'm not going to get all riled up about the NFC. Let'em sort it out and the Steelers will play whomever.
As for the Steelers-Jets game, all bets are off in the post season. Teams seem to rise to the occasion in the playoffs. Short of making a prediction I will say, Polamalu was missing the last time these two teams met and the Jets won by 3; Troy is a game changer. Moreover, the Steelers defense played as well last week against the Ravens as they have ever played. If they show that same intensity this week, the Jets will have their hands full. I admire the Jets for knocking the Patriots to the side of the road, but my gratitude goes only so far. This week, I'm all Steelers!