As Joe Buck said, "the Lombardi Trophy is coming home."
After making the NFL Playoffs on the final game of the season as the sixth seed in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers have won Super Bowl XLV by a final score of 31-25.
After a penalty plagued and mistake prone third quarter, the Packers got off on the right foot on the first play of the final quarter. Clay Matthews put a solid hit on Rashard Mendenhall to force a fumble, which would be recovered by Desmond Bishop.
Green Bay took advantage of the turnover, as they have all game. Aaron Rodgers dropped back for eight straight pass attempts, and hit Greg Jennings for an eight-yard touchdown pass to cap off the drive. It was the second time the two connected in the end zone today.
PIttsburgh responded though on the next possession. Despite finding success with their rushing attack earlier in the game, Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass on every play of the drive, and hit Mike Wallace in stride on a perfect 25-yard strike. Antwaan Randle El scored a two-point conversion to narrow the Packers' lead to three.
Mason Crosby added a field goal for Green Bay with just over two minutes following a big 31-yard reception for Greg Jennings on third down, and they never looked back from there. The Packers would stop the Steelers where the Arizona Cardinals couldn't two years ago. On the final drive of the game, Green Bay didn't concede. They shut down the Steelers, and they are now World Champions.