They call Green Bay Titletown and they can now add championship number 13 to the Trophy case.
The Green Bay Packers last night held on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-to-25 in Super Bowl 45 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas. Green Bay turned three Steeler’s turnovers into 21 points, as the Packers won their 4th Super Bowl championship and 13th NFL title overall. Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished the game 24-of-39 for 304 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Two of the touchdown strikes went to Kalamazoo native and Western Michigan alum Greg Jennings.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, a Pittsburgh native, won his first Super Bowl Championship. For the Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished the game 25-for-40 for 263 yards with two touchdown and two interceptions as Pittsburgh was denied its third Super Bowl title in six years and seventh overall. One of the interceptions was returned by safety Nick Collins 37 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and the Packers built a 21-to-3 lead in the second period before the Steelers scored a touchdown just before the half to make it 21-to-10 at the break.
Pittsburgh’s final score came with a touchdown and 2-point conversion with 7-and-a-half minutes left in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to 28-to-25. The Packers added a field goal right before the 2-minute warning and then forced the Steelers to turn it over on downs after five plays gained only 15 yards. The Packers are scheduled to arrive back in Titletown this afternoon and then host that celebration tomorrow afternoon at Lambeau Field.