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Pittsburgh Steelers Rally Falls Short, Green Bay Packers Are Super Bowl Champs

The Green Bay Packers won three games on the road on their way to Super Bowl XLV. With thousands of Terrible Towels in the stands, Super Bowl XLV seemed, at times, like a road game. The results for the Packers were the same.

Aaron Rodgers was 24/39 for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25, holding off a Steelers rally the entire second half to win their 4th Super Bowl Championship.

Ben Roethlisberger had the ball with 2 minutes to go, needing 87 yards to win the game, but a 4th and 5 pass to Mike Wallace fell incomplete, fitting on a night that Roethlisberger wasn’t sharp – 25/40, 263 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

All year he Packers have handled adversity – losing 19 players to injury – so it was no shock to the Pack when Charles Woodson went down with a shoulder injury in the first half. The Packers moved on – the way they have all year – and made enough plays down the stretch to get the win.

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