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Super Bowl XLV: Packers 31 - Steelers 25

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Sunday, 06 February 2011 23:08

Super Bowl XLV: Packers 31 - Steelers 25The Green Bay Packers took advantage of the mistakes of the Pittsburgh Steelers and won its fourth Vince Lombardi trophy by a score of 31 to 25.

The first half was the story of the possession against efficiency. The Steelers controlled the time of possession 18:56 to 11:04 extensively the Packers, but after a start that lasted half locked in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers went 61 yards before finding Jordy Nelson in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown that opened the scoring for the champions of the NFC.

Ben Roethlisberger started the game so miserable (he finished the first quarter with 20 yards) and devolution had consequences only one offensive play after the touchdown when, from his yard seven, hurried a pass due to good pressure Packers. The result was that sent you looking for Mike Wallace came up short and Nick Collins did not spare the devolution and intercepted the ball at the 37-yard line taking it all the way back and culminating with a spectacular flight that put the score 14-0 and shook Pittsburgh confidence seriously.

The Steelers tried to reorganize their forces and in fact did so for a moment, answering with a field goal by Shaun Suisham, and then stopped in three plays for Rodgers and his men, armed attack that moved 30 yards before the Pittsburgh quarterback handed his second interception while trying to force a ball again talking about Wallace, who was stolen by Jarrett Bush at their own 46.

Roethlisberger suffered after an offensive line that lost its starting center before the game and also lived Flozell Adams injured his left tackle, opening the way to pressure from Green Bay. The result of the interception was a 51-yard offensive series at the end of which Rodgers found Greg Jennings on 21-yard pass for his second touchdown of the afternoon and a comfortable 21-3 lead.

However, the Steelers quarterback was what led him to be one of the best ratings in key moments and led a two-minute offense, 2:18 to be precise, which shone Antwaan Randle El, who came into place the injured Emmanuel Sanders with a 37-yard reception and the great Hines Ward, who took a pass from eight yards to score on 21 to 10, bookmark you would leave at halftime.

In the second half the Steelers turned to look themselves. It took the "Big Ben" just five plays to cover 50 yards and ran eight Rashard Mendenhall to bring the party, 21 to 17. Green Bay was hit in the third quarter for the extremely expensive injuries to Charles Woodson, who did not return a clavicle injury and receiver Donald Driver, whose replacement, Brett Swain, had a bad performance. Pittsburgh was able to put the game at one point but Suisham missed a 52-yard attempt, leaving the score 21 to 17 to start the fourth quarter.

The party was outlined to a spectacular close. When it seemed that Steelers went through its best in the game, Clay Matthews forced a fumble by Mendenhall with a blow to the chest. Bishop Desmond picked up the ball and took him to the Packers' 45-yard line to stop their offensive in an excellent position to increase the lead and that's exactly what they did. Rodgers completed four of eight, including a grand reception in Nelson for 38 yards and a second pass to the end zone for Jennings that put the score 28 to 17. With this, the Packers stole a touchdown in each delivery of the Steelers, which was a key factor.

It was now crucial that the Steelers would react if they were to stay in the match. In a series only air, Roethlisberger became the heroism he has shown at the end of the game and moved 66 yards to Mike Wallace, who got 52 yards passing, scored on 28 to 23, as Pittsburgh tried to convert two points to be only a field goal away. With a play style choice college quarterback opened the ball to Randle El making the crucial try.

With 7:29 to play the Packers had the slogan of using the clock and, if possible, get the points that sealed the big game. Despite getting into the 5-yard line Pittsburgh, Green Bay took only three points Steelers returning the ball with 1:59 to play, a timeout and 87 yards ahead. The "Big Ben" completed for 15 yards to Heath Miller, but his magic in Super Bowls over, for now, eating four huge opportunities and closing party whoop, that sealed the championship team of Lambeau Field.

The MVP of the Super Bowl was the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.

Vince Lombardi came home. Aaron Rodgers left the shadow of Brett Favre. For the first time a sixth seed in the NFC is crowned. The legendary Green Bay Packers are the world champions.

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