Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV

February 6, 2011
February 6, 2011
Arlington, Texas, Green Bay, Wisconsin and more
Arlington, Texas, Green Bay, Wisconsin and more
 
Green Bay Packers
NFC
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Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC

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Super Bowl XLV was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2010 season. The Packers defeated the Steelers by the score of 31–25. The game was played on February 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time the Super Bowl was played in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.

Unlike other matchups, this game featured two title-abundant franchises: coming into the game, the Packers held the most NFL championships with 12 (9 league championships prior to the Super Bowl era and 3 Super Bowl championships), while the Steelers held the most Super Bowl championships with 6. The Packers entered their fifth Super Bowl in team history, and became the first number 6-seeded team in the NFC to compete in the Super Bowl, after posting a 10–6 regular season record. The Steelers finished the regular season with a 12–4 record, and advanced to a league-tying 8th Super Bowl appearance.

Green Bay dominated most of the first half of Super Bowl XLV, jumping to a 21–3 lead before Pittsburgh cut it down to 21–10 just before halftime. Then after the teams exchanged touchdowns, the Steelers pulled within 28–25 midway through the fourth quarter with wide receiver Mike Wallace's 25-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a two-point conversion. But the Packers answered with Mason Crosby's 23-yard field goal with 2:07 remaining, and then prevented the Steelers from scoring on their final drive of the game. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

The broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on Fox averaged about 111 million viewers, breaking the record for the most-watched program in American television history.[4] The game's attendance was 103,219, just short of the Super Bowl record 103,985 set in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The halftime show featured the American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with additional performances by Usher and Slash.

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Aaron Rodgers
Quarterback
bornDecember 2, 1983
Chico, California, United States
height6ft 2in
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
bornJuly 6, 1946
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Christina Aguilera
American singer, songwriter, and actress
bornDecember 18, 1980
Staten Island, New York, United States
 
Lea Michele
Actress, singer
bornAugust 29, 1986
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.

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MVP

Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football for California, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and career interception rates.[1] He was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers.[2]

After backing up Brett Favre for the first three years of his NFL career, Rodgers became the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback in 2008 and led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 NFL season; Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP. He was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011,[3] as well as being voted league MVP for the 2011 and 2014 NFL seasons. Rodgers has led the NFL three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, 2014),[4] twice in passer rating (2011, 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011, 2012) and lowest passing interception percentage (2009, 2014), and once in yards per attempt (2011).

Rodgers is the NFL's all-time career leader in passer rating during the regular season with a rating of 106.4[5][6] and third all-time in the postseason with a rating of 101.0 (among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 pass attempts, respectively).[7] He currently is the only quarterback to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in the regular season[6] as well as having the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history at 4.05 touchdowns per interception.[8] He also holds the league's lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percent[9] and the single-season passer rating record of 122.5.[10]

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AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium, is a city-owned 85,000-seat capacity stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas, United States. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys (one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world with a value of $2.3 billion) of the National Football League (NFL). It replaced the partially covered Texas Stadium, which opened in 1971 and served as the Cowboys' home through the 2008 season.
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The matchup, Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
MLive  –  February 6, 2011
It’s all about momentum for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is performing like Brett Favre in his prime -- six touchdowns, two interceptions, a 71-percent completion rate and a 109.2 passer rating in the postseason. He is a mobile quarterback who can make ...
Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Green Bay Packers Predictions
Mile High Report  –  February 6, 2011
We are about two hours from game time. Time to get some thoughts on who will win and why. First, the staff of MileHighReport give their thoughts. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments! We'll have another open thread for the game: Kaptain Kirk ...
Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Sporting News  –  February 5, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Packers’ secondary has been depleted by injuries. Green Bay will have to play the second half without star cornerback Charles Woodson, who suffered a collarbone injury late in the first half. Woodson was in street clothes as the ...
Packers-Steelers Fans Descend On Super Bowl
CBS Minnesota  –  February 5, 2011
Super Bowl XLV Fans -- Green Bay Packers Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Signed Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers helmets and footballs are displayed inside the Pro Shop at Cowboys Stadium before Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.
Super Bowl XLV Preview: Steelers Vs. Packers
CBS Pittsburgh  –  February 5, 2011
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will meet on the NFL’s biggest stage tonight. For Pittsburghers, seeing the Steelers competing on Super Bowl Sunday is an expectation. It’s not hard to see why. This will be the eighth ...
Super Bowl XLV predictions: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
archive.azcentral.com  –  February 5, 2011
Post your prediction on the message board below the story. Dan Bickley/The Arizona Republic:: These teams are like identical twins. Both have a strong quarterback who shines outside the pocket, a violent defense that can dominate a game, and a susceptible ...
Super Bowl XLV Week, Steelers Vs. Packers: News And Notes Leading Up To The Big Game
SBN  –  February 3, 2011
The Green Bay Packers injury report for Super Bowl XLV looks much better than the Pittsburgh Steelers' does, listing five players as either probable or questionable and nobody as out, but the Pack has dealt with more than its share of injuries this year.
Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers
Bleacher Report  –  February 1, 2011
This Sunday evening, we will all have the pleasure of viewing the 45th edition of the king of professional sports championships, Super Bowl XLV. The game, to be played in the brand new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will pit the AFC champion ...
Super Bowl XLV Preview: The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. The Green Bay Packers
TMR Zoo  –  January 31, 2011
On Sunday, February 6, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will meet in Super Bowl XLV (6:00 PM ET, FOX) at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas. The game features two of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The Steelers have won an NFL-best ...
Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Prediction
Midwest Sports Fans  –  January 31, 2011
This year’s Super Bowl is expected to be nothing short of exciting. Two teams, playing their best football and better football than anyone else in the NFL, will meet on the biggest stage in Dallas. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the AFC’s #2 seed ...
Super Bowl XLV Picks: Green Bay Packers Vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Maddux Sports  –  January 30, 2011
Few can argue against the fact that the two best teams in the NFL will be playing for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday when the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) meet the NFC champion Green Bay Packers (13-6) in Super Bowl XLV. What might be the ...
Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Green Bay Packers Odds
SB Nation Cleverland  –  January 27, 2011
One of my favorite things about the Super Bowl are all the different things you can throw money on, of that kind of thing tickles your fancy. Super Bowl 45 is now different, with plenty of ways you can put some action of the Big Game between the Pittsburgh ...
Early look at Super Bowl XLV Packers vs. Steelers
CBS Sports  –  January 24, 2011
It’d be hard to ask for a better matchup in Super Bowl XLV than the Green Bay Packers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. These are the hottest teams in their respective conferences. Both have big-name quarterbacks, playmakers on offense and a host of Pro Bowl ...

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