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Super Bowl XLV: Aaron Rodgers Named Super Bowl MVP As Packers Defeat Steelers 31-25

Aaron Rodgers is your Super Bowl MVP. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has officially emerged from the shadow of Brett Favre, as he led his Packers to a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is not surprising that Rodgers would win the MVP, since his team won, but he was also a very deserving winner.

Rogers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the game, two of which went to wide receiver Greg Jennings. He joins Bart Starr (Super Bowls I and III) and Desmond Howard (Super Bowl XXXI) as Green Bay Packers who have won Super Bowl MVP. He completed 24 of 39 passes and did not throw an interception, but those numbers could have been even better had he not been the victim of several drops by his wide receivers.

Most of Rodgers' yards went to Jordy Nelson, who caught nine passes for 148 yards and a touchdown despite dropping several balls. Jennings had four catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns to supplement the effort.

Rogers' Super Bowl MVP means he can officially join Starr and Favre in the pantheon of great Packers quarterbacks.