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Green Bay Packers Defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV


ARLINGTON, Tex. (WTAQ) - The battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy is taking place as the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. 

The Packers third drive of the game took them 80 yards in 9 plays, capped by an Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson 29 yard TD pass on a go route, beating William Gay.

On the next offensive play, Nick Collins intercepts an underthrown pass by Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and returns it 37 yards for a touchdown. Packers led 14-0 after 1st quarter.

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham kicked a 33-yard FG, capping a 13 play, 49 yard drive.

Later in the 2nd quarter, Rodgers found Greg Jennings down the middle for a 21 yard TD pass. It came on a short drive after Jarrett Bush intercepted Roethlisberger in Packers territory.

Inside the 2 minute warning, Roethlisberger engineers a 7 play, 77 yard drive which culminates with an 8 yard TD pass to Hines Ward.

The Packers begin the second half without cornerback Charles Woodson, who's lost for the game with a collarbone injury. The Steelers lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an ankle injury for the game.

After the Packers went 3-and-out on opening drive, the Steelers marched 50 yards in 5 plays, capped by an 8 yard TD run by Rashard Mendenhall.

The Packers then turn a 3rd Steelers turnover, a Rashard Mendenhall fumble, into a 55 yard, 8 play drive capped by an 8 yard TD pass from Rodgers to Greg Jennings. The Pack has scored 21 points off those 3 turnovers.

Then the Steelers drove 66 yards in 7 plays, capped by a 25 yard TD pass from Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace. Pittsburgh then successfully went for two, on a pitch out to Antwaan Randle El.

The Packers follow up with a 10 play, 70 yard drive, which is capped by a Mason Crosby 23 yard field goal. The Packers lead 31-25 in the 4th quarter.


You can listen to the game right now on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ.