Today in Sports History: February 6

By Brandon Zhu

In 2011, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. The Packers overcame great odds heading into the game, as they were the first 6-seed team in the NFC to make it to the Super Bowl. The Packers posted a 10-6 regular season and the Steelers finished the regular season with a 12-4 record. Super Bowl XLV started with a big lead, the Packers rushed out the gates to take a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter. At halftime the score was 21-10, and by the end of the 3rd quarter the lead was cut down to just four ( 21-17). During the 4th quarter, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger exchanged touchdown passes. The Packers went on to win the Super Bowl after preventing the Steelers from scoring on their final drive of the game. Aaron Rodgers won Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. The win helped secure Rodgers first Super Bowl ring and the fourth championship in Packers franchise history.

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