GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers don't have a catchy nickname like "Monsters of the Midway" to describe their tough defense. Maybe they should.
Clay Matthews is back to pouncing on quarterbacks after a late-season sack drought. Charles Woodson does just about everything on defense, and does it well. And cornerback Tramon Williams has made a decisive play in each of the Packers' first two playoff victories.
So while the Bears might have a more established defensive reputation coming into Sunday's NFC championship game in Chicago, linebacker A.J. Hawk says the Packers' defense doesn't mind taking a back seat during the buildup this week. They'll just have to show what they can do Sunday.
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