Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl XLV: Packers beat Steelers 31-25

This year, we watched the big game from the comfort of our living room on our new Sony 24 inch Google TV. Monica finally succumbed!
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (near Dallas) Texas. You can see it on the horizon from dallas Fort Worth Airport, which we did last Saturday on our way to Hawaii. We were glad GB won, after Steelers knocked Jets out of the race last week, and having chronically suffered at the Steelers hands when following the Browns. It was a pretty good game as football goes. The Packers led 21-10 at half-time after their quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings, and Nick Collins intercepted a pass by the Steelers QB and returned it 37 yards for a score. The Packers raced out to a 21-3 lead during the first half but the Steelers refused to surrender in their bid to claim a record seventh Super Bowl triumph. They came back in the 3rd qtr as Rashard Mendenhall (who demolished the Jets in the first half last week) scored on an eight-yard run early in the third quarter and trim the Steelers' deficit to 21-17. But the Packers dug deep in the closing stages to shut out their opponents.

Next year we will have to watch it with Monica's friend Patricia, an expat Aussie who is a real NFL nut, as per her blog, !

Nelson scoring touchdown for Packers (and he bombed several other chances)

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