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2011 Super Bowl: Nick Collins' Pick-Six Gives Packers 14-0 Lead

Well, this is getting bad. Ben Roethlisberger throws a wobbly ball downfield while passing out of his own end zone – the pass was disrupted by Howard Green – and Nick Collins picks the ball off and runs it back for a touchdown. One of Roethlisberger’s patented pump fakes, usually a great asset, backfired here, as he faked in the same direction he eventually threw, allowing Collins to read the play and get to ball in time for it to arrive.

The Packers lead 14-0 and are very much in charge here. The Steelers will need to get something going, particularly since the Packers will get the ball to begin the second half. Rashard Mendenhall picks up a first down on the Steelers’ ensuing drive. They could really use a score here with the first quarter about to come to an end. Unfortunately, Chris Kemoeatu picks up a penalty for an illegal block in the back on a screen pass to Emmanuel Sanders, and now it’s first-and-16.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.