The Lombardi Trophy is returning to its rightful home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. Not quite the two-touchdown victory I predicted earlier today, but at least I got the correct team winning and that they would indeed score over 30 points against the vaunted Steelers defense, plus the MVP Trophy going to Aaron Rodgers.
Pittsburgh made it close and give them the credit they deserve, as the title of this post says it all with the word "outlast." The game wasn't decided until Ben Roethlisberger's fourth down pass fell incomplete as they were driving for what they hope would be the game tying TD and won on the extra point. Alas, Steelers faithful, it was not to be and their quest for that seventh ring will just have to wait another year.
Ravens fans would have had to suffer hearing Pittsburgh fans rub that into them all next season and while they did beat us on their quest for the trophy, they came up short in a game that was as good as advertised. More to dissect about the game tomorrow, but for now, rejoice with all the "cheeseheads" as most Ravens fans will always root for two teams, the Baltimore Ravens and whomever is playing the Pittsburgh Steelers. Congrats to the Green Bay Packers, Champions of Super Bowl XLV!