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Super Bowl XLV: Packers 31, Steelers 25

The Lombardi Trophy is is going back to Green Bay. The Packers are 2011 Super Bowl champions after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, Sunday night.

From a New York perspective, this feels like a good outcome. The Packers prevented the Giants from reaching the playoffs, so at least the Giants can feel like they lost out to the champs.

The Steelers kept the Jets from reaching the Super Bowl. So, at least Jets fans have the satisfaction of knowing Pittsburgh did not win the title.

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Nick Collins returned an interception for a touchdown as the Packers won their fourth Super Bowl title.

The Packers jumped out to a 21-3 lead in the first half. Pittsburgh got within three points, 28-25, midway through the fourth quarter, but could not come all the way back.

The Steelers had the ball trailing 31-25 with 1:59 to play, but could not mount a touchdown drive. Ben Roethlisberger finished 25-of-40 for 263 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for Pittsburgh. The Steelers turned the ball over three times.