Super Bowl XLV
Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) vs. Green Bay Packers (13-6)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011
Kickoff: 6 p.m., ET
Site: Cowboys Stadium (80,000) • Arlington, Texas
Playing Surface: Sportfield Softtop
TV Coverage: FOX (locally WPGH-TV, channel 53)
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play) Troy Aikman (color analyst) Pam Oliver (sideline) Chris Myers (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) Craig Wolfley (sideline)
National Radio: Westwood One Radio
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) Boomer Esiason (color analyst) James Lofton (NFC sideline analyst) Mark Malone (AFC sideline analyst)
Steelers Game Notes for Super Bowl XLV Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 43-21 (.672)/fourth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 43-21 (.672)/fourth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-1/three years
Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy
Overall Regular-Season Record: 48-32 (.600)/fifth season
Regular-Season Record at Green Bay: 48-32 (.600)/fifth season
Playoff Record/Years: 4-2/three years
Series History: Series began in 1933
Overall: Green Bay leads 21-14
At Pittsburgh: Green Bay leads 9-7
At Green Bay: Green Bay leads 12-7
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 20, 2009 (in Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh 37, Green Bay 36
Postseason Series: First meeting
Pittsburgh and Green Bay have never met in the postseason...the Steelers own a 14-21 all-time record against the Green Bay Packers in the regular season, including a 7-9 mark at home and a 7-12 record in Green Bay...Pittsburgh has won the previous three matchups between the two teams and seven of the past nine overall...Pittsburgh is 6-3 versus the Packers since the 1970 NFL merger after losing 11 of their first 18 games against the Packers prior to that point, including the first 12 games of the series.
Steelers' Postseason History vs. Green Bay Packers:
•The Steelers will face the Green Bay Packers for the first time in the postseason.
• The matchup in Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and Packers will be the first Super Bowl meeting between two of the NFL's oldest franchises.** *What To Look For *
PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES
• The Steelers look to win their NFL-best seventh Super Bowl.
• The Steelers look to improve to 7-1 in Super Bowls
• The Steelers look to improve to 34-20 all-time in the playoffs.
• The Steelers look for their 10th postseason win in the last 11 such games.
PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Looks to improve to 11-2 in the postseason.
• Would join Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least three Super Bowl victories.
WR Hines Ward
• Needs one reception to tie the team's postseason record for consecutive games with at least one catch. He is currently second on the team's postseason list with 16 straight games. John Stallworth caught at least one pass in 17 straight games from 1975-85.
• Needs three receptions to pass WR Reggie Wayne (83) for fourth place in NFL postseason history with 84 catches.
• Needs five receptions to pass WR Andre Reed (85) for third place on the NFL's all-time postseason list with 86 catches.
• Needs seven receptions to pass WR Michael Irvin (87) for second place in NFL postseason history with 88 catches.
• Needs 65 receiving yards to pass WR Fred Biletnikoff (1,167) for fifth place on the NFL's all-time postseason list with 1,168 yards.
• Needs one receiving touchdown to tie him for third place on the NFL's all-time postseason list with 10 receiving touchdowns, which would tie him with Fred Biletnikoff, Antonio Freeman and Randy Moss.
• Needs at least 100 yards receiving to break the team's postseason record for 100-yard receiving games. He currently has five career 100-yard receiving games in the postseason, tied with Hall of Famer John Stallworth.
RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Looks to become the first Steelers' running back to post consecutive 100-yard rushing games in the postseason since Merril Hoge had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games during the 1989 playoffs (12/31/89 at Houston and 1/7/90 at Denver).
LB LaMarr Woodley
• Needs one sack to have three in Super Bowl history, tying him for second place on the NFL's all-time list in Super Bowl games with eight other players. DE Charles Haley owns the career record with 4.5 sacks in Super Bowl history.