Cards, Packers set postseason scoring record

In a game where not a lot of defense was played, the Cardinals and Packers produced the highest-scoring game in NFL postseason history Sunday, combining for 96 points and 13 touchdowns (both postseason combined team records) in the wild-card matchup in Arizona.

The previous record was 95 points, in the Eagles 58-37 win over the Lions in 1995. The Eagles and Lions also combined for 12 touchdowns in that game, as did the Rams and Vikings in a 1999 divisional game.

The Cardinals and Packers also set the postseason single-game record for first downs with 62, breaking the record of 59 set in the divisional round between the Chargers and Dolphins in 1981. And, one other milestone –¬†11 different players scored a touchdown in the game, the most all-time for a playoff contest. On three other occassions, 10 different players had scored in a single playoff contest.

The teams came close on two other records. The teams produced 1,024 total yards, tied for third-most all-time in the playoffs. They also combined for 801 yards passing, second-most all time.

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