This past Sunday, the 11th of January, the 12-4 Dallas Cowboys (8-0 on the road) played the 12-4 Green Packers (8-0 at home). This was the NFC Divisional Playoff, with the game played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Gametime was 1:05 PM ET, and it was televised on Fox TV. Let’s take a look how the Packers eliminated the Cowboys.
The game ended with the Packers getting 2 second half touchdowns, while the Cowboys had a game deciding catch ruled incomplete, after the original referee signaled a TD. The Packers had 23-1st downs on 66 total plays for 425 total yards, with 306 passing and 119 rushing, with 1 fumble lost, and had ball possession for 29:21 minutes of the game. Leading the Packers offensively was QB Rodgers, who completed 24 of his 35 passes for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns, with no interceptions. RBs Lacy & Starks combined for 24 carries for 117 yards. Receivers Adams & Cobb had 15 receptions for 233 yards, with Adams scoring 1 TD.
Dallas had 21-1st downs on 51 total plays for 315 total offensive yards, with 170 passing and 145 rushing with 1 fumble lost, and ball possession for 30:29 minutes of the 60 minute game. Offensively for the Cowboys, the leaders were QB Romo, who completed 15 of his 19 pass attempts for 191 yards, with 2 touchdowns, no interceptions and was sacked 4 times for a total loss of 21 yards. RBs Murray & Randall combined for 27 carries for 138 yards, with Murray scoring 1 TD. Receivers Witten & Bryant combined for 9 receptions for 109 yards and no touchdowns.
This was the Dallas Cowboys’ 1st postseason playoff game with Green Bay since back in 1967 in what they titled the Ice Bowl, as the Packers defeated Dallas while this season they came into the game with after their 8-0 wins in road games this 2014 season. Dallas QB was injured in the 3rd quarter with a leg injury, thus the game was finished with both teams QBs were hobbling in finishing the game.
Actually, in this game the Cowboys led in the 1st quarter 14-7, in the 2nd quarter 21-13 and at the end of the 3rd quarter they were leading 21-20. The usual did not happen, as Dallas was 10-0 this 2014 when they led the game after the 3rd quarter, 13-0 when they scored at least 20 points in a game, and they were 8-0 on the road this season. This loss meant the Dallas Cowboys are now some 19 years removed from the last time they held the NFL Lombardi Trophy.
So if you’re a football fan who will bet on the NFL at a sportsbook, let it be known, that this was another game where Packers QB Rodgers came forth in the 2nd half of the game, as he completed his last 10 pass attempts and led Green Bay to their victory, and now on the NFL-NFC Title game at the Seattle Seahawks on the 18th of January 2015 at 3:10 PM ET with the Seahawks early Vegas favorites at -7 ½ (EV) with O/U 47 and ML -325.