If the playing surface at Soldier Field will be getting worse at the NFC title game wears on, the team that scores the most points before the green dirt gets even worse will be at a distinct advantage.
Apart from the fact that, you know, they’ll have more points than the other team.
The Packers have seized the upper hand so far, with a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.
The points came via a methodical opening drive that hit paydirt via an Aaron Rodgers bootleg, and a short field after a field-position battle that resulted in tailback James Starks getting his first NFL touchdown.
The Bears have been moving the ball at times, but their drives have petered out. Their current drive could be their best one yet, so this one is hardly over.