Projans: Conference Championships

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Three championship performances, two champions...

Super Bowl Worthy

Clay Matthews, LB, Packers - 6 tackles, 0.5 sacks and 1 tackle for loss

The relentless Matthews pestered all three Bears quarterbacks in Sunday's NFC Championship victory.  The leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year is now headed to his first Super Bowl.  If he wins Super Bowl XLV, the third generation Matthews will be the first one in the family to rock an NFL championship ring.

Troy Polamalu, DB, Steelers - 5 tackles

Pittsburgh's defensive leader is now headed to the game's biggest stage for the third time.  The future Hall of Famer is 2-0 in Super Bowls.  He'll enjoy the two weeks to get fully rested and healthy before terrorizing Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.

Greatness in Defeat

Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets - 20/33 for 233 yards and 2 TD/0 INT for a 102.2 QB rating

Given the circumstances, Sanchez played one of the best games of his young NFL career Sunday.  Down 24-0 before halftime, he rallied New York on the road and nearly pulled off a miracle comeback.  "The Sanchize" has been in the league just two years, but he's already made it to the AFC Championship game twice.  He has as many road playoff victories (four) as any QB in NFL history.

Clash of Trojan Warriors

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