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Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers Both Punt After First Possessions

Super Bowl XLV is underway and both defenses are playing the way they played during the regular season. After losing the coin toss, the Green Bay Packers chose to defer, kicking to the Steelers. Despite solid field position, the Steelers sent 3-and-out, punting to the Packers.

Green Bay avoided potential disaster when they fumbled the punt but were able to recover. The Packers picked up a first down, but were unable to get into scoring position and were forced to punt the ball back to Pittsburgh.

The two defenses in the Super Bowl were #1 and #2 in points allowed, so scoring may be hard to come by.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.