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Super Bowl XLV Halftime: Ben Roethlisberger Finds Hines Ward For Steelers First Touchdown

Injuries are becoming a factor in Super Bowl XLV. Green Bay Packers defenders are beginning to drop like flies – Nick Collins, Charles Woodson and Sam Shields all went to the locker room early – which allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to get their first touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Hines Ward.

The Steelers, who fell behind 21-3, went 77 yards in 7 plays to cut the Packers lead to 11.

Aaron Rodgers is not looking like a quarterback starting in his first Super Bowl. Rodgers is 11/16 for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Big Ben was 13/21 for 143 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. One of Ben’s picks was returned for a touchdown.

As expected, neither team has run the ball well – James Starks leads the Packers with 37 yards on 7 carries while Rashard Mendenhall has 30 yards on 8 carries for the Steelers.

The Black Eyed Peas are the halftime entertainment.

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