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Packers Win Super Bowl With 3 Turnovers

By 02.07.11

The Packers have one for the pinky.

Green Bay won its fourth Super Bowl, largely due to the Packers defense and their three takeaways, including a Nick Collins pick-six in the first half. Aaron Rodgers added three touchdown passes of his own to give the Pack a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers pulled within three points late in the fourth quarter on a Mike Wallace touchdown, but Green Bay answered with a field goal on a time-consuming drive and Pittsburgh turned it over on downs on the ensuing possession.

Some minutiae:

  • The 31-25 final score has only occurred once before in NFL history.
  • If you made a list of every player to ever play in the Super Bowl, Packers linebacker Frank Zombo would be dead last.
  • The 36 rushes from both teams (13 from the Packers, 23 of the Steelers) were the fewest in Super Bowl history.
  • Aaron Rodgers took MVP honors in Sunday night’s game, an achievment that Brett Favre never managed.

    There’s a fair chance that Super Bowl XLV will be the last game that any of us see for quite a while, so let’s enjoy it.

In a Super Bowl marred by bitchy columnists, horrendous customer service, a muffed national anthem and a so-bad-it’s-bad halftime show, we at least got a game that was close at the end. Congrats to the Packers and fans of sexual assault schadenfreude enthusiasts everywhere.


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