Packers headed to NFC Championship game after 26-21 victory over Cowboys

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GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers secured a trip to the NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks with a 26-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, January 11th.

The game time temperature was 24 degrees — and the stands were packed — setting up what many have called, Ice Bowl II.

The Green Bay Packers scored first against the Cowboys in a ten-play, 60-yard first drive. It was capped off by a four-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Andrew Quarless.

On the next drive, the Cowboys drove 62 yards in 12 plays. Quarterback Tony Romo finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Clutts. That tied up the game, 7-7.

Early in the second quarter, the Packers’ Corey Linsley snapped the ball when Rodgers wasn’t quite ready. Seconds later, Rodgers coughed up the ball — and Dallas recovered.

The Cowboys took advantage of the turnover by driving to a score. Romo hit Terrance Williams for a 38-yard touchdown. Dallas took the edge, 14-7.

Green Bay finishes off the first half with a five-play drive — and a 40-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. At the half, the Cowboys remained on top, 14-10.

Early in the third quarter, the Packers stripped the ball from Romo — and then drove the ball 32 yards in six plays. That led to a 30-yard field goal by Crosby. Cowboys remained on top, 14-13.

Dallas fired back with a quick score on the next series. DeMarco Murray punched in a one-yard run to extend the Cowboys’ lead. It was 21-13 at that point.

Green Bay made a statement on the next series. The team drove 90 yards in seven plays — topping it off with a 46-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Davante Adams. The Packers were down by just one, 21-20.

The next scoring drive was again by the Packers. Green Bay took the ball 80 yards in eight plays — and scored on a 13-yard pass to Richard Rodgers. The Packers failed to complete a two-point conversion. The score, Packers up 26-21.

The Packers managed to hold on to the ball — and burn the clock at the end of the game to secure the victory. They will be playing the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle next Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. — and you’ll be able to see the game ONLY ON FOX6.

5 comments

  • USMC Semper Fidelis

    The Ref’s totally won the game for the Packers, sad. I seen the Ref even happening Rogers up after a sack. The Seahawk win take the cheating Packers down this coming weekend.

  • David Fuller

    Gotta love the refs in the Packers pockets comments. IF you watched the game, the refs said it was a completed pass and was about to give Dallas first and goal at the one. but because of a coach’s CHALLENGE, it was further reviewed and overturned. Not anything like the pass interference flag that was picked up in Dallas. So blame the coach for understanding (with help from his staff im sure) about the possibility of it being considered an incomplete catch due to the “in process” rules of the NFL. Remember the refs wanted the first and goal.

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