3. Packers at Cowboys (2016 Divisional Round Game)
At one point, the Packers were 4-6 and in danger of missing the playoff, but six-game winning streak propelled them to an NFC North championship. The class of the NFC, the Cowboys bulldozed their way to a 13-3 record with rookie sensations: quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliot.
The clash between these two NFC heavyweight was bound to create an instant classic, and it didn’t disappoint. Early in the second quarter, the Packers led the Cowboys 21-3, but the Cowboys wouldn’t go down without a fight. To close the half, Prescott hit Dez Bryant for a 40-yard touchdown pass, and Dan Bailey added a field goal to make 21-13.
In the third quarter, Aaron Rodger connected with Jared Cook for a 3-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 28-13. In the fourth quarter, Prescott torched the anemic Packers’ secondary with touchdown passes to Jason Witten and Bryant, and a two-point conversion to tie the game at 28-28. The momentum was on the side of the Cowboys, and the Packers were falling apart.
After exchanging field goals, Rodgers got the ball back with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and that’s all he needed. On 3rd-and-20 with 12 second left, Rodgers rolled left and hit Cook down the sideline for a 35-yard tiptoe catch with 3 seconds left in the game. Despite being iced by the Cowboys, Mason Crosby hit the game-winning 51-yard field goal that sent the Packers to the NFC Championship Game.