Six crazy things in the last 98 seconds of Packers win

The playoffs finally arrived on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. There might be entire books written about the fourth quarter of the Packers' dramatic 34-31 win over the Cowboys, but for right now let's hone in on six crazy things that happened in the final 98 seconds of game time.

Crazy Thing No. 1

Dan Bailey and Mason Crosby combined to go 3-for-3 on field goals from beyond 50 yards, a major show of onions in the crucible of the playoffs. The first one put the Packers back in the lead after Dallas had scored 15 unanswered points to tie the game. It wasn't a cheapie either, a 56-yard bomb. If Crosby misses this, the Cowboys take over at midfield in a tie game. He didn't.

Crazy Thing No. 2

The Cowboys struggled with unforced errors all day, but this one was by far the most costly. After an 11-yard reception by Jason Witten, the Cowboys had first and 10 from the Green Bay 40 with 1:07 to play and a timeout in their pocket. Dak Prescott chose to spike the football however, killing the clock, stripping Dallas of a down to operate with, and ultimately, giving Aaron Rodgers and the Packers just enough time in the game's final possession.

Crazy Thing No. 3

No pressure, Dan Bailey. Just 100,000 people watching you in the stadium and another 50 million or so around the world. Kick this 52-yard field goal to keep the Cowboys' dream season alive. Straight down the middle, this was the field goal equivalent of the no-doubter in baseball.

Crazy Thing No. 4

Old farts like me thought about Super Bowl XXV and Jeff Hostetler, holding onto the football as Bruce Smith grabbed at his right arm in the Giants' end zone. That helped save Big Blue's season in 1991 and Rodgers' ability to keep possession of the ball on a blindside sack from Jeff Heath is nearly as impressive. It's good to have giant hands.

Crazy Thing No. 5

The Rams cut Jared Cook before the season. Now he's playing like Tony Gonzalez-Gronkowski. This is an amazing throw and an even better catch to set up Crosby one more time.

Crazy Thing No. 6

The worst part for Cowboys fans? The sucker started left and turned back in toward the upright about halfway there. That never seems to happen on kicks from this distance. Special kick. Special game.

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