Packers Drop Steelers To Win Super Bowl XLV
Rarely does a Super Bowl live up to the hype. Super Bowl XLV in Dallas between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers was an exception. The outcome was not clear until there was less than a minute remaining on the clock, and when time had run out, the Packers were the champions with a 31-25 win.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again.
Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Nick Collins returned an interception for another score, leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
This was Green Bay's fourth Super Bowl title. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls with Vince Lombardi coaching Bart Starr, and captured another with Brett Favre in January 1997.
The Steelers trailed 21-3 before halftime. Ben Roethlisberger got them within 28-25 midway through the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass and a nifty 2-point conversion. The Packers answered with a field goal, giving Roethlisberger one last chance.
Needing to go 87 yards in 1:59 with one timeout left, Roethlisberger couldn't make it across midfield.
As the Packers ran out the clock, fans chanted, "Go Pack Go!" Rodgers -- who was named the game's MVP -- wound up with the ball, bouncing up and down. He hugged Clay Matthews Jr. near midfield as confetti shot out of cannons and silver streamers dropped.
"This is a great day to be great, baby," Jennings said.
"We've been a team that's overcome adversity all year," he added. "Our head captain goes down, emotional in the locker room. Our No. 1 receiver goes down, more emotions are going, flying in the locker room. But we find a way to bottle it up and exert it all out here on the field."