Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay PackersCategory: News
It is just fitting that the biggest sporting event in the USA will be held in the biggest domed stadium in the world in the biggest state in mainland USA.
This February 6, 2011, Super Bowl XLV will be held at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA.
Two National Football League (NFL) teams will battle it out for The Vince Lombardi Trophy awarded to the Super Bowl winner; the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers.
Founded in 1933, the Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC. Pittsburgh has won more Super Bowl titles (six), won more AFC Championship Games (eight) and played in (fifteen) and hosted more (eleven) conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. The Steelers won their most recent championship, Super Bowl XLIII, on February 1, 2009.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2010 season with a 12–4 record. They earned the AFC North division title, and the second seed in the AFC and advanced to their 8th Super Bowl, tying the Dallas Cowboys’ record of most Super Bowl appearances.
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have won twelve league championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II) and 1996 (Super Bowl XXXI).
The Green Bay Packers finished the season with a 10–6 record and became the NFC’s first sixth-seeded team to reach the Super Bowl. They defeated the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field and will be playing in their fifth Super Bowl. They are only the second #6 seeded team to reach the Super Bowl, with the only other #6 seed to accomplish this feat being the Pittsburgh Steelers, who won Super Bowl XL following the 2005 season. Green Bay also joined the 2005 Steelers as the only teams ever to defeat the top three seeded teams on the road in the playoffs.
UPDATE February 6, 2011: Super Bowl 45 has wrapped up!
The Green Bay Packers won their fourth Super Bowl with a thrilling 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the Super Bowl MVP.
If you failed to watch Super Bowl 2011 LIVE in online streaming, check out the highlights below:
Check out the Super Bowl 2011 commercials as well.
Also check out the following movie trailers unveiled at the Super Bowl: