Packers Claim The Super-Bowl
Pittsburgh Steelers were leading 25-21 just before the last quarter, but the unexpected was yet to come. A great-shaped Aaron Rodgers and his golden delivery brought Packers a much-deserved late win in the Super Bowl final. Green Bay beat Steelers 31-25 last night at the Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, to claim their fourth Super Bowl title.
Green Bay had a very strong start. Not only did they claim the first quarter, but they managed to win keeping the sheet clean. Packers sealed the opener 14-0, but thing were about to get wilder and even complicated. Pittsburgh started to provide a ‘steel’ play starting with the second quarter. Steelers overcame Rodgers and Co. 10-7 to start the second half with a 11-point deficit.
Hardly did the second part begin, that Pittsburgh started the recovery. Thus, after they claimed the third quarter 7-0, Mike Tomlin’s side went even further. They managed to go just three points behind Packers in the last round. Mike Wallace made it 25-28 following a 25-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. But it was Mason Crosby to have the last word at the Cowboys stadium. His 23-yarder brought Packers the long-awaited trophy.
Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was named game’s MVP. The quarterback went 24 of 39 for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers fed Jordy Nelson with a 29-yard pass for the first touchdown of the game. Then, it was Greg Jennings to touchdown a 21-yard pass and to put Packers within a 21-3 lead in the second quarter. Finally, Rodgers’s fourth quarter 8-yard delivery found the same Jennings bringing a seven-point lead in the last term.
On the other side, Big Ben finished with 25 of 40 for 263 yards and two touchdowns. His delivery found both Hines Ward and Nike Wallace in the second and fourth. Ward made it 10-21 following a 8-yard pass, while Wallace made it 25-28 thanks to a 25-yard delivery.
Nick Collins made it 14-0 in the first quarter thanks to a 37-yard interception return that followed Crosby’s kick, who would also finish the game with a 23-yarder for 31-25.
Said the MVP, Rodgers (who was also voted as FedEx NFL Player of the Year), whose three TD passes and 300 yards performance put him fourth in the Super Bowl history: ” I’ve never felt like there’s been a monkey on my back. The organization stood behind me, believed in me.” As for Big Ben, he said “I feel like I let the city of Pittsburgh down, the fans, my coaches and my teammates and it’s not a good feeling.”
Past winners of the Super Bowl:
Saints 31 – 17 Colts (2010)
Steelers 27 – 23 Cardinals (2009)
Giants 17 – 14 Patriots (2008)
Colts 29 – 17 Bears (2007)
Steelers 21 – 10 Seahawks (2006)
Patriots 24 – 21 Eagles (2005)
Patriots 32 – 29 Panthers (2004)
Buccaneers 48 – 21 Raiders (2003)
Patriots 20 – 17 Rams (2002)
Ravens 34 – 7 Giants (2001)
Rams 23 – 16 Titans (2000)11