8 things to know about the NFC Championship Game


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Packers 32, Rams 18: The Packers received three total touchdowns from preceptive MVP Aaron Rodgers (two passing, one rushing) and produced nearly 500 yards of total offense during the 14-point win over Los Angeles’ Rams at Lambas Field. Green Bay never imploded and had a 16–3 and 25–10 lead. Aaron Jones, Jamal Williams and AJ Dillon combined for 191 riding yards, while Davante Adams and Alan Lazard both caught touchdown passes. Ram had just three scoring drives and an offense of 244 total yards. Ration Gary, Kenny Clarke and Zadris Smith combined for four sacks.

Buccaneers 30, Saints 20: Despite losing twice to the Saints during the regular season, including a 38–3 loss at home, the Bucs came to New Orleans and ran away with a win, using four turnovers to end the Saints season Gone. Like Rodgers, Tom Brady scored three touchdowns, including one run. The Bucs intercepted Drew Breeze three times. After trailing 20–13, Tampa Bay scored the final 17 points of the game, including 14 turnovers. Linebacker Devin White had 11 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

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