ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Aaron Rodgers #12 and Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers of the Green Bay Packers holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdown passes, but his two interceptions cost the Steelers, in particular his second quarter INT for a touchdown, courtesy of Nick Collins (before Collins was knocked from the game).
Yet, somehow, I'm sure the normal excuse-makers will give ole Ben the pass he always seems to get. Peyton Manning threw a pick six in the Super Bowl last year, and everyone called him a 'choker.' Ben Roethlisberger does it, and the reaction is ho-hum. I wonder what fresh bucket of water Jason 'Ben-Is-Better-Than-Peyton' Cole will carry tomorrow for the Roethlisberger clan when discussing that pick six.
The Steelers finished with three turnovers (two picks, one lost fumble). The Packers had none.
The win is Green Bay’s first Super Bowl since 1997, when a then-brown-haired quarterback named Brett Favre was tossing touchdowns for the Pack. Now, the Packers can add Rodgers into the same category as Favre and Bart Starr in terms of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks.