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Packers-Cowboys game draws biggest divisional round audience ever

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 22:47:42-05

GREEN BAY -- The Packers' playoff victory against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday felt like one for the ages, and now we have evidence to back up that claim.

The wild game drew a 26.1 rating, according to FOX, which translates to the most-watched divisional round playoff game of all time.

"For context, Game 7 of the 2016 World Series drew a 25.2 overnight rating, while Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals drew an 18.9 overnight rating," Pro Football Talk added.

The Packers offense struck early and often, taking a 21-3 lead in Sunday's contest. But millions watched as the Cowboys made quick work of that lead, eventually tying the contest at 31 apiece. Mason Crosby's clutch last-second field goal sent the green and gold to the NFC Championship Game for the third time since 2010.

Aaron Rodgers and company will continue their quest for the Super Bowl this Sunday at 2:05 p.m. against the Atlanta Falcons.

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