With Aaron Rodgers winning game MVP, Nick Collins returning an interception for a score, and Clay Matthews forcing a key fumble, the Packers prevail in Super Bowl XLV, 31-25, over Pittsburgh in Arlington, Texas.
Rodgers threw two TD passes to Greg Jennings and another to Jordy Nelson in a 304-yard performance. Nelson had nine catches for 140 yards while Jennings was on the receiving end of a laser-like third-and-10 throw for 31 yards with just under six minutes left that led to the Packers’ final field goal.
Defensively, Collins’ INT-TD staked the Packers to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, cornerback Jarrett Bush also picked off Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to set up another score, and Matthews’ critical forced fumble – recovered by Desmond Bishop – came on the first play of the fourth quarter, with Pittsburgh in Green Bay territory and the Packers leading just 21-17.
Green Bay became only the second No. 6 seed to win a Super Bowl, and it was the franchise’s 13th league championship. Two days later, despite single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, 56,000 fans filled the Lambeau Field bowl to celebrate the Packers’ Super Bowl title.