PACKERS TOP COWBOYS IN NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF CONTEST
– The Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-21, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to secure a spot in the NFC Championship game next Sunday at Seattle.
– It will be the sixth time Green Bay has played in the NFC title contest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. This will be the Packers’ third appearance in the NFC Championship in the past eight seasons (2007 and 2010), which is tied with San Francisco for the most in the NFC over that span.
– Sunday’s contest against Dallas was Green Bay’s 50th postseason game, which ranks No. 3 in league history behind Dallas (60) and Pittsburgh (55). The Packers now have an all-time record of 31-19 (.620) in the playoffs, including a 17-5 (.773) mark at home.
– Sunday marked Green Bay’s first playoff win when trailing at the half (14-10) since Jan. 13, 2002, vs. San Francisco (7-6).
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 79,704, a new Lambeau Field record.
– QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three TDs on 24-of-35 passing, his fourth career 300-yard game in the postseason as he surpassed Brett Favre (three) for the team playoff reord.
– It marked Rodgers’ fifth career playoff game (10 starts) with a passer rating of at least 110.0, which is tied for the third most in NFL history behind only Joe Montana (six in 23 starts) and Tom Brady (six in 27 starts).
– Including the postseason, Rodgers has now thrown 512 passes and 41 TD passes without an interception at home.
– WR Randall Cobb posted eight receptions for 116 yards (14.5 avg.), both career postseason highs. His eight receptions are tied for the fourth most by a Packer in a playoff game (three players with nine).
– WR Davante Adams recorded 117 receiving yards and a TD on seven catches (16.7 avg.), the most receiving yards and catches by a Green Bay rookie in playoff history.
– RB Eddie Lacy (101 rushing yards on 19 carries) became the first Packer to rush for 100-plus yards in a postseason game since RB James Starks posted 123 yards at Philadelphia on Jan. 9, 2011.
– With eight points on Sunday, K Mason Crosby brought his career total to 1,122, which is the most points scored in the regular season and postseason combined in franchise history (K Ryan Longwell, 1,119).
– Crosby connected on both of his field-goal attempts, further extending his franchise-record streak to 11 consecutive field goals made in the playoffs.
– Crosby scored in his 12th consecutive postseason game, further extending his franchise record.
– TE Andrew Quarless’ 4-yard TD catch in the first quarter was his first career postseason TD.
– With two forced fumbles on the afternoon, LB Julius Peppers became the first Packer to post two in a postseason game since CB Mike McKenzie at Philadelphia on Jan. 11, 2004.
– LB Nick Perry led the Packers with 1.5 sacks, his second straight playoff game with at least one sack.
– The Packers’ 425 yards of offense on Sunday were the most by the team in a postseason game since recording 442 at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.
– Green Bay’s conversion rate of 64.3 on third down was its best in a playoff game since a 66.7 rate (8-12) at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.
– The Packers registered four sacks on Sunday, their most in a playoff game since recording five at Atlanta on Jan. 15, 2011.
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