Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

January 24, 2011

The divisional championships are over, and America is set to watch the Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh’s Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. But how will the league’s hottest quarterback match-up against the NFL’s most formidable defense? Get opinions, pictures and video on the game, and join the discussion below!

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Aaron Rodgers led his team to a fairly convincing win over the Chicago Bears last night, scoring most of the points in the first quarter. With both Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins going down to injury, the Bears nearly mounted a comeback with by far their best QB of the night, 3rd string Caleb Haine.

Admittedly, the Pack’s defense was tired by the time Haine made his appearance, but giving up two touchdowns to a green QB during the playoffs just goes to show that GB will be relying on their offense to get it done in Super Bowl XLV. The scoreline on the big night will almost certainly come down to the offense of the Green Bay Packers vs the Pittsburgh Steelers’ vaunted defense.

Man-handling Sanchez during their match-up against the Jets last night, Pitt’s stingy defense held the Jets to only one rushing yard in the entire first half. The defense even managed to put points on the board for their team as well, forcing Sanchez to fumble the ball during a sack and then scooping it up for an easy touchdown. Up 24-0 before the half, the team wobbled a little in the second but managed to make a key goal-line stand and ended the game with a 24-19 victory.

“We have a lot of tenacity,” Roethlisberger said. “We have a don’t-quit attitude and mentality. And we have a belief in each other. We’re a family. We stay close, no matter what. When things go bad on offense, the defense is picking us up. If things go bad on special teams, the offense and defense are picking them up.”

Roethlisberger finished the night with a dismal passer rating of 35.5 vs. the 55.4 posted by Aaron Rodgers. Both QB’s threw two interceptions on the night.

Where do you stand on the Super Bowl XLV match-up? Can the Pack rectify last year’s mistakes? Will Big Ben redeem his name with his franchise? Join the discussion on the Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in the comment section after you check out pictures and video on the NFL championship match-up below!

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Photos: Devorah, Adriana M. Barraza

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