PHOTOS - Eye on the Opponent: Green Bay Packers
February 6, 2011
Super Bowl XLV
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
The Steelers could not overcome an early 18-point deficit and fell short in their quest for their seventh Super Bowl victory, losing to the Green Bay Packers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.
The Packers struck first when QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Jordy Nelson for a 29-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to give Green Bay the 7-0 lead. Only 24 seconds later, Steelers’ QB
The Steelers got on the board early in the second quarter when K
Pittsburgh cut the lead to 21-17 in the third quarter when RB Rashard Mendenhall scored from eight yards. Mendenhall finished with a game-high 63 yards rushing and one touchdown.
The Steelers’ defense forced the Packers to punt on every third-quarter possession, and the offense looked to take the lead. However, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Mendenhall fumbled, the Packers marched down the field, and Rodgers found Jennings again, this time for an eight-yard score, increasing their lead to 28-17.
On the Packers’ next drive, K Mason Crosby connected from 23 yards out to give Green Bay a six-point lead. The Steelers still had time, taking over with two minutes left in the game, but they failed to convert a fourth-and-five from their own 33-yard line.