Arlington, Texas — If these Green Bay Packers aren't the most deserving champions of the Super Bowl era, they're not far from it.
At the moment of truth Sunday night in Super Bowl XLV, the Packers overcame the first-half departures of Charles Woodson and Donald Driver to vanquish the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, at Cowboys Stadium.
"It's how our season has been since Day 1," linebacker Desmond Bishop said. "We don't blink. We know somehow, some way, somebody will make a play."
Everything that made the Packers the startling success story that they became was evident against the Steelers.
Aaron Rodgers, the most valuable player, was magnificent. Just when the Packers' chances were starting to become bleak deep in the second half, his powerful arm and remarkable accuracy kept the team afloat.
.Despite five second-half drops, the Packers' wide receivers also made play after play against Pittsburgh's proud but overmatched secondary. Jordy Nelson had a career performance with nine catches for 140 yards
I watched the game from beginning to end...I thought it was a great game and despite the many negative reactions to the Half Time Show, I enjoyed the performance by the Black Eyed Peas and the surprise appearance by former GnR Lead Guitar Player, Slash!