N.F.L. Playoffs: When Packers Visit Cowboys, Expect Fireworks

After the first six playoff games this season were all blowouts in the home team’s favor, this game was expected to be far more competitive, with the visiting Packers being perhaps the hottest team in football while the Cowboys were considered the best team in the N.F.L. all season.

The winner of the game will go on to face Atlanta in the N.F.C. championship game next week.

So Far, Playoffs Follow the Script


Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott leads the Cowboys against the Packers on Sunday.

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The predictability of this playoff season continued on Saturday, with both home teams winning by wide margins. After six playoff games, home teams are 6-0, with the closest result being Houston’s 27-14 victory over Oakland in the wild-card round.

There’s a good chance that trend will end on Sunday, with the Green Bay Packers visiting Dallas and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City. By the end of the night the N.F.L. will be down to four teams left with a chance of making Super Bowl LI in Houston.

Here’s what to…

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