NFC Divisional Play Off Game – Green Bay @ Dallas
Crosby Field Goal sends Packers through in epic contest
Mason Crosby held his nerve to deliver two huge field goals to give the Green Bay Packers a 34-31 win over Dallas. In form Quarterback Aaron Rogers came out of the gate fast leading the Packers to three early touchdowns as the visitors raced into a 21-3 lead. The Dallas rookies of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott gradually found a foothold and the lead was down to just 8 points at the break. Rogers hit Jared Cook to strike first in the second half to give the Packers a 28-13 lead
Dallas were cont done however. Elliott went over 100 yards on the ground and Prescott hit Jason Whitten and Des Bryant for Touchdowns on consecutive possessions, then scoring the two point conversion to level at 28-28. Crosby and Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey then exchanged field goals of over 50 yards to make it 31-31. With seconds left Rogers hit Jared Cook at the 33 yard line with Cook just staying in bounds, setting up Crosby for a 51 yard field goal to win it, which he landed to finish an incredible game. Rogers threw for 356 yards and 2 Touchdowns and Green bay will head to Atlanta for the NFC Championship game.
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AFC Divisional Play Off Game – Pittsburgh @ Kansas City
Boswell record six field goals enough for the Steelers
Kansas City and Pittsburgh produced an exciting contest in which Pittsburgh got home without a single touchdown. Alex Smith hit Albert Wilson to give the Chiefs the lead but four first half field goals from Chris Boswell gave the Steelers a 12-7 half time advantage. L’Von Bell did his bit rushing for 170 yards which helped the Steelers keep control of the clock and Boswell added two more field goals giving Pittsburgh and 18-10 lead going into the final minutes with a post season record six field goals for a single play off game.. With 2.47 left on the clock Spencer Ware got the key touchdown giving the Chiefs the chance to level with a two point conversion but Alex Smith threw incomplete and L’Von Bell’s rushing enabled Pittsburgh to ruu out the rest of the clock to claim the win and a trip to Foxborough to face New England in the AFC Title game.
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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
NFC Divisional Play Offs
Dallas Cowboys 31 – Green Bay Packers 34 – At The AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
AFC Divisional Play Offs
Kansas City Chiefs 16 – Pittsburgh Steelers 18 – At Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Chris Boswell (Pittsburgh Steelers)