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2011 Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers Are Super Bowl Champions

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.

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