Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Dec 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a touchdown pass while under pressure from Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones (91) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Rodgers was injured on the play and had to leave the game. Reuters

Aaron Rodgers played with a partially torn calf muscle but did enough to help the Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round Playoff with a score of 26-21. Rodgers and the Packers advanced to the conference championship game and will face the Seattle Seahawks.

Rodgers had 317 passing yards on 24-of-35 completions to finish with 3 touchdowns including one late in the third quarter which cut Dallas’ advantage to a single point, 21-20 and the other that gave the Packers the lead, 26-21. Dallas led at halftime, 14-10 and near the end of the third, 21-13. Green Bay got huge contributions Davante Adams, who had 117 yards on 7 catches, and Randall Cobb, who had 116 yards on 8 catches. The duo out-gained the entire Cowboys receiving crew who had 191 total receiving yards for the game. Eddie Lacy added 101 yards on 19 carries for the Packers. Rodgers, who was playing hurt in this game, was 10-of-10 in his last 10 passes and was 15-of-20 in the entire second half.

Like the Detroit Lions vs. Cowboys wild card game there was a controversial call in a passing play in this game. A 32-yard catch by the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant to the 1-yard line on fourth down with 4:06 to play was overturned with the officials saying that he failed to maintain possession after the fall. The call was crucial and doomed Dallas as the Packers took control and wasted away the time.

"Look, I'll tell you this, I've never seen that a day in my life," Bryant, who had 38 yards on 3 catches, said to "I want to know why it wasn't a catch."

For Dallas, Tony Romo ended up with 191 passing yards on 15-of-19 completions with 2 touchdowns. DeMarco Murray led the ground game with 123 rushing yards on 25 carries. Jason Witten had 71 receiving yards on 6 catches while three other wide receivers had 38 receiving yards each.

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