Packers move on as Rodgers helps down Cowboys

GREEN Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 35 passes for 317 yards, including three touchdowns, as the Packers came from behind to beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 in Wisconsin.

Whether Rodgers can replicate the effort in next weekend's NFC Championship decider against the Seahawks in Seattle is another matter entirely.

The 31-year-old (pictured) struggled with a strained left calf against the Cowboys, and will face even more defensive pressure from the Super Bowl champions.

The AFC Championship match will see the New England Patriots host arch rival Indianapolis in Boston after the Colts shut down veteran playmaker Peyton Manning to beat the Broncos 24-13 in Denver.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck clearly took the points against the soon-to-be 39-year-old Manning, raising serious questions about whether the Broncos can win a Super Bowl with the veteran calling the shots.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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