Green Bay Packers news: Why they won; what’s ahead

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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end

Richard Rodgers

(89) celebrates by doing the Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, Green Bay Packers fans, that was some game, wasn’t it?

In a matchup between two of the league’s marquee franchises, we got to see Green Bay host Dallas in the divisional round. There were some nervous early moments, plenty of excitement  and of course dramatic twists at every turn.

In the end, Green Bay managed to make the plays necessary to hold on for the win to secure their spot in the NFC Championship Game.

But what happened along the way to assure that achievement? Glad you asked.

Next: Less-heralded but still key areas to the victory