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NBC Montana Sports 1-15-16

Playoff games are in the books now and it wasn't until today that we saw one decided by fewer than 13 points... that doesn't make for fun entertainment.

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But that all changed today when the packers went down to texas to take on the cowboys..

Entertaining would be an understateme nt for this one as dallas was hosting aaron rodgers and the packers... 6 minutes into the game and the two-time mvp draws a defender offsides and decides to take a shot deep... where he'll hit his tight end richard rodgers... that 34-yard strike would be the game's first touchdown... packers would go on a bit of a run building a 21 to 3 lead in the second quarter... but watch dallas' rookie quarterback dak prescott put that one on the money to his x-factor dez bryant... 40 yards for that score to take back some momentum... we'll jump ahead to the final quarter... where after a couple of clutch field goals inside two minutes the game is tied at 31... 12 seconds left here on 3rd and 20 and rodgers will rollout... looking for someone to get open... and then hits his man jared cook for the unbelievable catch on the sidelines to set up a game-winning field goal opportunity... after hitting one from 56 yards out just 95 seconds earlier... mason crosby comes in to hit another from 51 yards out... that gives green bay the win... they are moving on with the 34 to 31 win... let's go to kansas city now where big ben and the steelers were in town to take on the chiefs in the afc divisional round... and a record setting performance today by steelers kicker chris boswell... that field goal was his sixth of the contest... which is the most in a playoff game ever..

The chiefs did get a chance late to tie this one up with a two point conversion... but alex smith's pass here falls incomplete..

And that would seal it for the black and yellow..

Pittsburgh also had a moster performance today from running back leveon bell... he rushed for 170 yards on 30 carries... steelers win it 18 to 16... we are now three weeks from super bowl sunday... and here's a look at who will be playing for that trip to houston... in the afc... the new england patriots will host the pittsburgh steelers... that game will take place at 4:40 next sunday... and in the nfc... after that thrilling victory today the green bay packers will head to atlanta to face the falcons at 1 o'clock next sunday afternoon..

Meanwhile big sky conference play is starting to heat up... and the conference standings are starting to become a little more clear..

On the men's side... weber state started the season 2 and 6 and look where they sit now... first place in the big sky riding a 7-game winning streak... the griz sit at number two now playing some of their best basketball of the season... they've won six of their last seven games and are above .500 for the first time all season..

Portland state and north dakota are sitting at three and four respectively... while montana state snapped their three- game losing streak yesterday with a win against northern colorado... they're near the bottom of the conference at number ten..

And on the women's side northern colorado has won their last seven... coming off a win against the bobcats yesterday... they are in first..

North dakota sits at second in the conference... and the loss yesterday dropped the bobcats to fourth in conference behind eastern washington... they'll return home to bozeman next week where they still haven't lost this season... and for the lady griz... still in search of their first conference win... they round out the conference and will return home on thursday to take on portland state... that's all the sports we have for you now... we'll be right back..




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