A few notes from the last few minutes of the Super Bowl, leading to the Packers' victory:
-P- After a field goal by the Packers widened Green Bay’s lead to six, the Steelers will have two minutes left to put together a touchdown drive. Unfortunately, Keyaron Fox got the drive off to a very poor start with a 15-yard penalty on the kickoff, apparently for pushing and shoving. Because that’s what you do when you’re a veteran – you incur enormously costly 15-yard penalties with your team down six and two minutes left in the Super Bowl. The Steelers are now moving very slowly down the field – they just wasted a bunch of time on a short pass to Hines Ward that didn’t go out of bounds.
… And they just showed the replay on Fox’s penalty. He pushed a guy over right in front of a ref. Great job, Keyaron.
-P- And Ben Roethlisberger just failed to completed a fourth-and-5 pass to Mike Wallace, and the Steelers turn the ball over on downs. The Packers have won the game, 31-25.
Congratulations to the Packers. Aaron Rodgers played really well in this game. Roethlisberger was not nearly as accurate, and the turnovers by Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall really hurt the Steelers.