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Final: Packers 31, Steelers 25

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  February 6, 2011 09:20 PM

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Aaron Rodgers passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers, the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs, defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.

Greg Jennings caught two touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 12:40 left in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers was voted the game's most valuable player.

4th quarter, 1:02, Packers 31, Steelers 25:An incomplete pass on 4th and 5 from the Steelers' 33 snuffs the Pittsburgh chances of a comeback.

4th quarter, 2:15, Packers 31, Steelers 25: Mason Crosby's 23-yard field goal gives the Packers a little insurance, but it's still a one-score game.

4th quarter, 7:40, Packers 28, Steelers 25: Mike Wallace makes a perfect over-the-shoulder catch and sprints into the end zone to pull the Steelers close once again, then Ben Roethlisberger pitches to Antwan Randle-El for a two-point conversion and making it a 3-point game.

4th quarter, 12:40, Packers 28, Steelers 17:Greg Jennings hauls in an 8-yard pass in the back corner of the end zone, and the Packers have a little breathing room.

3rd quarter, 10:19, Packers 21, Steelers 17: Rashard Mendenhall runs 8 yards for TD to get the Steelers back in the game. Suisham kicks extra point. 5 plays, 50 yards, 2:20.

Halftime: Packers 21, Steelers 10: Rodgers completed 11 of 16 passes for 137 yards and 2 TDs in the first half. Roethlisberger completed 13 of 21 passes for 143 yards and 1 TD.

2nd quarter, 0:39, Packers 21, Steelers 10: Hines Ward makes a leaping catch in the end zone to inch the Steelers closer. Roethlisberger completes 8-yard pass to Ward. Sisham kicks the PAT. 7 plays, 77 yards, 1:45.

2nd quarter, 2:24, Packers 21, Steelers 3: Rodgers weaves pass 21 yards between defenders hit Greg Jennings waiting in end zone. Jennings hangs on after hard hit and gets TD for Packers. Crosby converts extra point. 4 plays, 53 yards, 2:04.

2nd quarter: 11:08, Packers 14, Steelers 3: Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham converts 33-yard field goal to cap 13 play, 49-yard drive, 7:12.

1st quarter, 3:20, Packers 14, Steelers 0: On the first play of the drive for the Steelers, Packers DB Nick Collins intercepts floating pass from Roethlisberger and returns it 37 yards for the TD. DL Howard Green was hitting Roethlisberger as he launched pass from inside the Steelers' 7. Crosby converts extra point.

1st quarter, 3:44, Packers 7, Steelers 0: Aaron Rodgers throws a perfect 29-yard pass into the arms of Jordy Nelson and beyond the reach of corner William Gay. Nelson strolls into the end zone. Mason Crosby kicks extra point. 9 plays, 80 yards, 4:33.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- We are underway here at Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Check back for scoring updates ...

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