Ice Bowl rematch looms, 47 years later

AP

Forty-seven years ago Wednesday, the Cowboys visited the Packers at Lambeau Field for the NFL Championship game.  Ultra-frigid temperature and wind chill gave the contest the unofficial label of “The Ice Bowl.”

The Packers won a thriller and would later emerge as the victors in Super Bowl II, over Oakland.  Since then, the Cowboys have never returned to Green Bay for a postseason game.  If Dallas beats Detroit next weekend, that’ll happen the following weekend, with the third-seeded Cowboys facing the second-seeded Packers.

It’ll also be the first time ever, according to our friends at Elias, that a team that went 8-0 at home will host a team that went 8-0 on the road in the playoffs.

Teams undefeated on the road and at home have faced each other twice before in a something’s-gotta-give format.  In 1972, the 7-0-at-home Steelers hosted the 7-0-on-the-road Dolphins.  (Miami won, 21-17.)  In 1948, the 6-0-at-home Eagles hosted the 6-0-away Bears, with the Eagles winning, 7-0.

Before the Cowboys will get a chance to put their 8-0 road record on the line at Lambeau, they’ll need to hold serve against the Lions.

36 responses to “Ice Bowl rematch looms, 47 years later

  1. I I hate Seattle, but after years of watching the game I know they’re the team everyone should be worried about.

  2. I love the stories of legendary games between two of the leagues cornerstone franchises.

    This would be a match made in heaven for NFL fans.

  3. Wow, how about giving Detroit a chance to play the game next week before looking ahead.

    Hopefully the Lions maul the Cowboys and ruin all the nonstop ‘Ice Bowl II’ hype.

    47 years was a long time ago! Go Lions!

  4. Hopefully Suh took himself out of next week’s game.

    Good luck.
    Hope to see youz at Lambeau!

    >>-GO-PACK-GO!->

  5. GB-Dallas is a ratings bonanza. The dueling “America’s Teams.” The NFL flexers missed that memo is scheduling the comparatively and regionally obsecure Pitt-Cincy matchup tonight. Yawn.

    All those 1990s playoff battles between the Cowboys and the Pack–all played in Big D. The change in venue will be epic.

    Hope it comes to pass.

  6. jakec4 says: Dec 28, 2014 9:00 PM

    I I hate Seattle, but after years of watching the game I know they’re the team everyone should be worried about.

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    Seattle’s defense is good but Dallas’ and Green Bay’s offenses will put more points on the board than Seattle can. Dallas or Green Bay are going to the SB and I think Dallas has a good chance at beating Green Bay at Green Bay.

  7. jm86 says: Dec 28, 2014 9:04 PM

    Meanwhile Dez Bryant is like”where is Wisconsin”

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    I starting coughing I was laughing so hard after reading this. Hahahaha

  8. TheMorningStar says:
    Dec 28, 2014 9:13 PM
    Wow, how about giving Detroit a chance to play the game next week before looking ahead.

    Hopefully the Lions maul the Cowboys and ruin all the nonstop ‘Ice Bowl II’ hype.

    47 years was a long time ago! Go Lions!

    What in what you saw today makes you think that Stafford is suddenly going to figure it out and become a 1-16 guy against teams with winning records on the road?

  9. Steelers are Superior says: Dec 28, 2014 9:27 PM

    Rings matter

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    Why are disillusion Steelers trolls on this post? Do you really think they can beat Seattle, Green Bay or Dallas right now?

  10. Here’s some NFL playoff trivia the last time the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl the first team they beat in the playoffs was the Carolina Panthers on the road ya think could happen again?

  11. Im a die hard Dallas fan and can’t stop giggling like a little girl! Everyone kept saying Dallas was a joke.. 4-12 this year… basement dwellers in the NFC Least… now look at all of you saying Dallas could be in the Superbowl! How good they look! How nobody wants to play Dallas!! holy hell somebody pinch me cause I must be dreaming!!!

  12. I’ve said it before, been a Cowboys fan for almost 40 years and I had given up on Dallas being able to do anything while Jerry Jones kept being the GM so I’m impressed and excited about how good Dallas is playing right now. I think Green Bay is our biggest hurdle to the SB but I also think that Dallas can beat Green Bay in a cold game at Green Bay. I Don’t think there’s another NFC team that can beat the Packers.

  13. Nice that you could post a picture of Pack fans from earlier today!
    Seattle will beat Dallas, Detroit or GB like a drum.

  14. njoberg says:
    Dec 28, 2014 9:48 PM
    Here’s some NFL playoff trivia the last time the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl the first team they beat in the playoffs was the Carolina Panthers on the road ya think could happen again?
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    Second team. Cards hosted the rookie Matt Ryan and the Falcons. Then the next week ended Delhomme’s career.

  15. “Seattle’s defense is good but Dallas’ and Green Bay’s offenses will put more points on the board than Seattle can. Dallas or Green Bay are going to the SB and I think Dallas has a good chance at beating Green Bay at Green Bay.”

    you smell that fellas? smells like we got ourselves a cowboys fan predicting his hopefull wishes onto a website…

    gotta love cowboys fans.. haven’t won a playoff game in ages but they just can’t help themselves..

  16. Dang. I was looking forward to seeing the Lions play in the playoffs. I didn’t know they had already played and lost the game vs. Dallas. I thought after the loss at Green Bay it said Lions vs. Cowboys next week. Maybe they had to move the game up because of scheduling conflicts at the stadium. Oh well, there is always next year.

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