Four Years Ago Today – Super Bowl XLV

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I can’t believe it’s already been four years since the Packers won Super Bowl XLV. I remember exactly where I was (friend’s house in Homewood, IL) and what I was wearing (my authentic Aaron Kampman #74 jersey – home green). I remember having to celebrate alone since everyone else watching the game with me was either a Chicago Bears fan or a Detroit Lions fan.

In a season marred with injuries, players like Ryan Grant (ankle), Justin Harrell (knee), Morgan Burnett (knee), Nick Barnett (wrist), Jermichael Finley (knee), Mike Neal and Brad Jones (shoulder) all found themselves on injured reserve by the time the regular season wrapped up.. The Packers were forced to virtually play with their Junior Varsity team heading into the post-season.

The Packers finished second in the NFC North to the Bears (ugh), and found themselves as the 6th seed heading into the playoffs. They rolled through the playoffs on the road at Philadelphia (21-16), Atlanta (48-21) and then Chicago (21-14). Who can forget the B.J. Raji pick six, am I right?

And finally, on February 6, 2011, the Packers faced the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, and the rest is history. Aaron Rodgers nabbed Super Bowl MVP honors with the stat line of 24/39, 304 yards and 3 touchdowns. Let’s revisit highlights from that game, shall we?

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2 thoughts on “Four Years Ago Today – Super Bowl XLV

  1. I have to say that I think the reason we won the Super Bowl that year was because we never had any clear glaring weaknesses. We had the group of receivers in the NFL, an average or slightly above average offensive line, one of the top ten front seven in the NFL, and a secondary that had Woodson, Williams, Collins, Shields, Bigby/Peprah. The only glaring weakness was at the RB position, so as soon as James Starks came into the picture, it’s no coicidence that we started tearing it up in the post-season.

    We had a glaring weakness at ILB, and at DE with Datone Jones/ Josh Boyd. If only Desmond Bishop had stayed healthy, I think we would have been talking about another championship victory right now. In fact, had Woodson agreed to a significant pay cut or had Collins stayed healthy, it would have been our 3 victory within four years.

    What could have been, what could have been….

  2. I have to say that I think the reason we won the Super Bowl that year was because we never had any clear glaring weaknesses. We had the group of receivers in the NFL, an average or slightly above average offensive line, one of the top ten front seven in the NFL, and a secondary that had Woodson, Williams, Collins, Shields, Bigby/Peprah. The only glaring weakness was at the RB position, so as soon as James Starks came into the picture, it’s no coicidence that we started tearing it up in the post-season.

    We had a glaring weakness at ILB, and at DE with Datone Jones/ Josh Boyd. If only Desmond Bishop had stayed healthy, I think we would have been talking about another championship victory right now. In fact, had Woodson agreed to a significant pay cut or had Collins stayed healthy, it would have been our 3 victory within four years.

    What could have been, what could have been….

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