Packers are 30 minutes from the Super Bowl

CHICAGO -- We're doing most of our chatting over on ESPN.com's Countdown Live, but I have a few thoughts to pass along here at halftime of the NFC Championship Game:

  • First, a stunning statistic on the Green Bay Packers, courtesy Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com: Since 1991, the Packers have lost only once in games they led by at least 14 points at halftime. So it's looking pretty, pretty, pretty good for the Packers right now.

  • I thought the Chicago Bears panicked in the second quarter, moving into an almost exclusively pass offense too early. Their offensive line can't protect quarterback Jay Cutler when the opponent has no expectation of a run play.

  • Speaking of Cutler, he walked into the locker room early, accompanied by medical personnel. There was blood on his jersey. We'll keep you updated.

Now come on back to Countdown Live.