In yet another dramatic Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to secure the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title. Aaron Rodgers was named the MVP, and deservedly so, for throwing over 300 yards and three touchdowns — and since this is the kind of thing we talk about now, Brett Favre never won a Super Bowl MVP award.
The Packers continued their postseason trend of owning the turnover battle, something they’ve done in three straight games now. Atlanta Falcons fans with major concerns about the team’s defense should ask themselves what the Packers score in the game here at the Georgia Dome would’ve been if the team’s offense had given the ball away only three times, a la the Steelers, instead of five times — probably right about the low 30s, right? So maybe the sky isn’t falling after all?
Ben Roethlisberger, who has a reputation as being a great clutch quarterback after that amazing drive and pass to Santonio Holmes to beat the Cardinals and win his second ring, had a chance to redeem (sorry, can’t stop using that word when talking about Ben!) himself for two interceptions on a final two-minute drive, but overthrew Mike Williams once and put up up over Williams’ head. The receiver should’ve caught the last one, but Tramon Williams did involve himself in defense of the play, and that was that.