They are only the second number 6 seeded team to reach the Super Bowl, with the only other number 6 seed to accomplish this feat being the Pittsburgh Steelers , who won Super Bowl XL following the season.
Green Bay also joined the Steelers as the only teams ever to defeat the top three seeded teams on the road in the playoffs.
Rodgers finished the season completing The Packers ground game was crippled by injuries, especially the Week 1 loss of Ryan Grant , who had rushed for over 1, yards in each of the last two seasons.
The Packers defense ranked second in the league in fewest points allowed per game The line was led by Cullen Jenkins , who recorded seven sacks in just eleven games, and pound defensive tackle B.
Raji , who had 6. The linebackers were led by pro bowler Clay Matthews and A. Matthews ranked fourth in the NFL with Three of the Packers starters in the secondary had made the pro bowl.
Tramon Williams led the team with a career-high 6 interceptions, while adding punt return yards. Other pro bowl selections included safety Nick Collins 4 interceptions and 70 combined tackles and hard hitting year veteran cornerback Charles Woodson , who recorded 92 total tackles and forced five fumbles, while also intercepting two passes.
The last team to complete a season with this distinction was the Detroit Lions in Pittsburgh advanced to the Super Bowl with two close wins in the playoffs.
Roethlisberger finished with passing yards and two touchdowns, while the defense forced three turnovers and sacked Baltimore QB Joe Flacco five times, three by James Harrison.
Pittsburgh seemed to be in complete control at first, taking a 24—0 lead in the first half. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez rallied his team back, cutting the score to 24—10 going into the fourth quarter.
The Jets then drove to the Steelers 2-yard line on a play drive, but the Pittsburgh defense made a key stand, keeping them out of the end zone on four consecutive plays near the goal-line to force a turnover.
Green Bay started off their postseason with a 21—16 win over the number 3 seeded Philadelphia Eagles after Tramon Williams intercepted a pass from Michael Vick in the end zone with less than a minute left to play.
The Packers then went to Georgia, where the top-seeded 13—3 Atlanta Falcons were waiting. Although the Falcons took advantage of an early turnover and a kick return touchdown to build a 14—7 lead, Green Bay quickly buried the Falcons with 35 straight points.
By the end of the first half, the Packers held a 28—14 lead, and went on to win comfortably, 48— Rodgers was nearly perfect, completing 31 of 36 passes for yards and three touchdowns, while adding another score on the ground.
This time Rodgers had a rougher day than his previous two games, throwing no touchdown passes and being intercepted twice. But he still threw for yards and scored a 1-yard touchdown run, while Starks added 74 rushing yards, including a touchdown run in the second quarter.
The other two were made by rookie Sam Shields , who recorded his second interception near his own end zone with 37 seconds left to put the game away.
Both teams are known to have sizable fanbases that often travel to away games, largely due to the home games themselves having decades-long waiting lists.
As the Packers were the designated home team in the annual rotation between AFC and NFC teams, the team elected to wear their green jerseys. Both the Steelers and Packers were number 6 seeded teams when they reached the Super Bowl, forcing them to play all of their postseason games on the road and wearing their respective white jerseys in those games.
The retractable roof at Cowboys Stadium was closed for the game. A severe winter storm blanketed the Dallas-Fort Worth area in hard ice and snow the week before the game, threatening to disrupt game preparations.
Packers lineman, Bryan Bulaga , became the youngest player to start in a Super Bowl, at the age of 21 years and days old.
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey would have been the youngest player 21 years, days , but he could not play because of a high ankle sprain. Woodson then broke the Packers meeting with a team cheer of "White House!
Their visit was delayed because of the NFL lockout and took place a day before the Packers first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. He was also presented with a stock share of the Packers organization, thus making him a part owner of the Packers.
When Obama jokingly asked if this meant he could trade Aaron Rodgers to the Bears, Woodson responded that Obama was just "a minority owner. Obama, who is also a Steelers fan and considers the team to be his second-favorite after the Bears, openly supported the Steelers two years earlier in Super Bowl XLIII after the Rooney family helped with his campaigning work and later appointed Steelers chairman Dan Rooney , an ethnic Irish Catholic , the U.
Although the sitting president did not attend the game, former president and former Texas governor George W. It incorporates an image of the Vince Lombardi Trophy sitting atop the traditional Roman numerals used to denote each edition, with a stylized image of the host stadium shown in the background.
The only changes made to the logo for future Super Bowls have been to change the number and the stadium depicted. Fox Sports televised the game in the United States, with Joe Buck as the play-by-play announcer and Troy Aikman , himself a three-time Super Bowl winner as a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, as the color analyst.
Mike Pereira joined Buck and Aikman in the broadcast booth to comment on instant replay reviews,  while Pam Oliver and Chris Myers served as sideline reporters.
They were joined by a variety of other commentators. Five days prior to the game, Immigration and Customs Enforcement , along with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York , seized and shut down several websites that had provided access to pirated Internet television feeds of NFL games.
With an average US audience of million viewers, this was the most-watched Super Bowl as well as the most-watched program of any kind in American television history, beating the previous record of It drew a The Steelers also became the second team to appear on Super Bowls on all four major networks, after the Denver Broncos.
Hyundai , Mercedes-Benz , Volkswagen and Audi also advertised,  as did General Motors , who returned for the first time since their bankruptcy with advertisements for the Chevrolet Cruze , Camaro , Silverado and Volt.
Chrysler purchased a 2-minute-long advertisement for its Chrysler featuring Eminem. The game was shown live on the following channels:. Univision Radio carried a Spanish language feed for its stations throughout the US.
The flagship stations for each team also carried the game with their respective local announcers:. Cowboys Stadium installed 15, temporary seats and utilized its standing room to increase its capacity to over , fans.
If the stadium had been filled to capacity its record for an NFL game is , spectators , it would have set a record for Super Bowl attendance, breaking the previous record of , fans for Super Bowl XIV in the Rose Bowl ; however the actual attendance of ,  fell fans short.
League officials had indicated that they would also count spectators watching the game on large television screens from outside the stadium in the tally, which generally is not allowed in official attendance counts.
Eventually, fans in four sections were relocated, while fans in two sections were given a refund equivalent to three times the face value of their ticket.
Some of these fans were still upset, since they had spent thousands on airfare and hotels. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said that when the league decided to relocate the fans, it lost any shot of setting the attendance record.
The NFL subsequently offered affected fans a ticket to the next Super Bowl in addition to the refund. It also offered fans the option of a ticket to any future Super Bowl, along with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.
The final outcome of the lawsuit was a finding for the plaintiffs against the NFL in the matter of breach of contract, and not liable for fraudulent inducement.
Keith Urban and Maroon 5 performed during the pregame. The Black Eyed Peas performed a medley of their greatest hits: This score continued the unbeaten streak of Super Bowl victories recorded by teams scoring on an interception runback, improving to 11—0 in such games.
It was also the third consecutive Super Bowl with an interception return for a touchdown, as well as the eighth such score in the last ten Super Bowls.
Shaun Suisham finished the drive with a yard field goal to cut the score to 14—3. Taking the ball back with 2: This was the fourth time in their four postseason games that the Packers finished the first half with a lead of at least 11 points.
The first half had taken a heavy toll on both teams. Shields would be the only player among them who would return. The Black Eyed Peas played at halftime.
The offense then scored in five plays all runs. On the next play, Redman tried to run up the middle, but was held up at the line, so he backed away and ran to the outside for a yard gain to the 8-yard line.
Then Mendenhall scored an 8-yard touchdown run on the next play, making the score 21— On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Steelers lost their third turnover of the game when Mendenhall fumbled the ball while being tackled behind the line by Matthews and Ryan Pickett.
Bishop recovered the ball and returned it 7 yards to the Packers Five plays later on third down and 10, Rodgers completed a yard pass to Nelson at the Steelers 2-yard line.
Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley sacked Rodgers for a 6-yard loss on the next play, but Rodgers threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jennings after that, increasing the Packers lead to 28— Roethlisberger led the Steelers right back with 6 of 7 completions.
After a 9-yard pass to tight end Matt Spaeth , he threw three completions to receiver Mike Wallace for 27 yards to the Green Bay yard line.
Then after a yard completion to Ward, he finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to Wallace. On the two-point conversion play, Roethlisberger faked a handoff to Mendenhall and ran up to the line before pitching the ball to Randle El, who scored on an outside sweep, cutting the Steelers deficit to 3 points at 28— Green Bay took the ball back with just over 7 minutes left, and found themselves facing third down and 10 after two plays, but Rodgers kept the drive going with a yard completion to Jennings over the middle.
Starks then ran 14 yards to the Steelers Two plays later, James Jones caught a yard pass at the 8. The Steelers defense kept Green Bay out of the end zone, forcing the Packers to settle for a yard field goal by Mason Crosby that gave Green Bay a 31—25 lead with 2: Pittsburgh got the ball back on their own yard line following a penalty on the kickoff.
On their first play, Roethlisberger completed a yard pass to Miller. But after a 5-yard reception by Ward, his next three passes were incomplete, turning the ball over and allowing the Packers to run out the rest of the clock.
Nelson was the top receiver of the game with 9 receptions for yards both career highs and a touchdown,  while also gaining 19 more yards on a kick return, all despite 3 dropped passes.
Roethlisberger completed 25 of 40 passes for yards and two touchdowns, with 2 interceptions, and ran for 31 yards. His top target was Wallace, who caught 9 passes for 89 yards and a score.
Mendenhall was the top rusher of the game with 64 yards and a touchdown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mike Tomlin Head coach: Heinz could not make himself a regular at Bielefeld, watching his side slumping to relegation from the Bundesliga.
Having not been signed by Bielefeld and released by Hamburg, he returned to the Czech Republic in He went on to play in Euro , where the Czech Republic reached the semi-finals.
In , Heinz scored two crucial goals for his country and club. He first helped Galatasaray to a 4—1 win over rivals Trabzonspor in October, before he scored the all-important third goal against Finland which sent the Czechs into the World Cup held in Germany.
In August , he signed with FC Nantes. On 30 September , he moved to 1. After only one season Heinz left Brno, and on 29 June it was announced that he signed a one-year contract with Kapfenberger SV.
Heinz returned to Olomouc in , signing a two-year contract with the club. Despite playing 20 matches in his first season, Heinz played just seventeen minutes in one substitute appearance in the first half of his second season.
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