Every break has gone the way of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLV. With two key members of the Green Bay secondary, Charles Woodson and Sam Shields, remaining on the sidelines, the Steelers went to work. Although they weren't targeting the secondary as much as you might expect.
The Steelers ran the ball five straight times, including one run from Ben Roethlisberger and two from Isaac Redman before Rashard Mendenhall ran the ball into the end zone from 17-yards out.
This all came after the Packers made numerous mistakes on their opening drive of the half. The Packers had two penalties called against them on offense, saw James Jones drop a perfect pass from Aaron Rodgers that could have led to a long completion, and then were called for a facemask penalty on punt coverage, which looked to be a bad call upon television replay.
The game slowed down a bit after the touchdown. Shaun Suisham missed a field goal wide left, and the Packers just couldn't get anything going offensively. On a long third down conversion attempt, wide receiver Brett Swain could not hang onto the ball as cornerback William Gay knocked the ball loose.