In the end, it was a Cheesy ending of the 2010/2011 NFL season as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to capture their fourth Super Bowl championship. That was probably one of the toughest sentences I’ve had to put together since I’ve started writing this blog. It’s hard to think that the Bears had not one but two chances to knock Green Bay out and now we have to listen to Packer fans gloat for the foreseeable future.
The Packers overcame a slew of injuries during the season and that trend continued during the Super Bowl. They lost Charles Woodson, Donald Driver and Sam Shields during the game but that still didn’t slow them down. Aaron Rodgers, who finally got the championship belt he was miming throughout the year, was on point. Despite a ton of drops by his receivers and the lack of a running game, he made everyone in Green Bay forget about old #4 with a terrific performance.
Rodgers now has as many Super Bowl titles as Favre and with the 2nd youngest team in the NFL and a slew of injured players coming back next year, it looks to be an uphill battle for the Bears and other NFC foes to overcome.
There are some rumors circulating that the Bears could face the Packers on Opening Night, (assuming the season starts on time) on Thursday September 8th, so we should see how we measure up early on in the season.
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