Packers Win Super Bowl 45
In one of the better games in the history of the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers held off a second half rally by the Pittsburgh Steelers to win 31 to 25. The Packers converted 3 turnovers into touchdowns and finally their defense held off the Steelers in the final two minutes for their fourth Super Bowl win.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 3 touchdowns, two to Greg Jennings. The Packers had built a 21 to 3 lead in the first half, but the Steelers rallied after the break and closed to with 28-25 with just over 4 minutes left to play. That’s as close as they would come.
In presenting the Vince Lombardi trophy to the Packers, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the smallest city in the NFL has won the biggest game.
Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP. He completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards, 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Packers rookie running back James Starks, the Niagara Falls native and U-B graduate, gained 52 yards on 11 carries.