Cheeseheads rejoice, Terrible Towel wavers, build a bridge and get over it…
In a year when “Lombardi” is a hit on Broadway, it is altogether fitting that the trophy that bears his name is headed back home.
No rewrite was needed for this script, and all the actors played their parts to near-perfection last night as the Packers made history and added to their own rich history.
They jumped ahead early in Super Bowl XLV and led the entire way. But in exhausting fashion, they had to hang on for dear life after their 21-3 lead was repeatedly cut into by the determined Steelers, who kept coming and coming but came up short.
In the end, the Packers made one final defensive stand for a 31-25 victory at Cowboys Stadium.
“The Vince Lombardi Trophy is finally going back home,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
These Packers (14-6) already were the first No. 6 seed in the NFC to ever make it into a Super Bowl, and they’re bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay for the first time in 14 years.
This firmly stamps Aaron Rodgers — the game’s MVP — as a preeminent quarterback, as he’s brought the title back to Titletown as many times as fabled Brett Favre did in all his years as the leader of the Pack.
As for how The Steelers felt about the game:
“Shocked,” receiver Hines Ward said.
It was a great game overall, both offensive and defensive. Congrats to the Packers, they won it fair and square. We could be wrong but we believe that perhaps this game was a lil karma coming back for one Mr. Roethlisberger…