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Super Bowl XLV: Steelers Football Has Pittsburgh Close To Packers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting back to Steelers football – tough defense and a dominant running game – to get back into Super Bowl XLV. Down 21-3 late in the first half, the Steelers have now scored 14 unanswered points to close the gap to 21-17.

The Packers received the 2nd half kickoff but were forced to punt after a huge drop by James Jones. The Steelers took the ball and quickly went 50 yards on 5 plays, mostly on the legs of running back Rashard Mendenhall, to score on an 8-yard Mendenhall run.

The Packers are without one of their best defenders after defensive back Charles Woodson was lost for the game with a shoulder injury.

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