The Packers are moving on to the NFC Championship game thanks to the arm of Aaron Rodgers...and the leg of Mason Crosby.
After the Dallas Cowboys stormed back from down 28-13 to tie the game at 28, the leg of Mason Crosby was crucial. He knocked two (three if you include one before the Cowboys tried to "ice" him) field goals to propel the Packers to a 34-31 victory. The two kicks totaled 107 yards.
After a Dan Bailey field goal tied the game at 31, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers had 35 seconds to (at least) get into field goal range.
Rodgers connected with tight end Jared Cook on the sidelines, a play that had to be reviewed. Mason Crosby had to wait before heading out to the field.
On Sports Central Monday night, Crosby explained to our Greg Matzek that, "sometimes sitting around and waiting is the worst thing."
Even so, he felt the team always had a chance to win. "I knew if we got across the 50, we'd take a shot."
Hear Greg's full conversation with Mason in your soundcloud player.