Super Bowl XLV is about to be underway, the Green Bay Packers won the coin toss, and have elected to defer. The Pittsburgh Steelers will receive.
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Antonio Brown takes the ball out the end zone and returns it 37 yards. Ben Roethlisberger hits Hines Ward for four yard. Frank Zombo gets those yards back, making a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. An incompletion, and the Steelers are three and out. Tramon Williams and Sam Shields fumble the punt, and there's a pile-up but the Packers retain possession.
Aaron Rodgers and the Pack will start at the 21 with an incomplete. James Starks gets a yard on second down, on third down rodgers hits Donald driver for 24 yards. They're near midfield.
From the 46, Rodgers is hurried and overthrows his man. On Second down Starks gets three. On third down Jordy nelson can't haul it in, and the Packers will punt into the end zone.
From the 20 Rashard Mendenhall gets the Steelers 15 yards, and follows up with another nine yards. A false start penalty takes them back to second and six. A screen to Mike Wallace gets three yards. oethlisberger fires a cannon shot that Heath Miller can't hang onto.
Another punt into the end zone, and the Packers will start at their 20 yard line.
Rodgers looks confused on first down, and threw the ball away. On second down, he hits Nelson and it's third and inches. James Stark bounces off the pile, goes around end and gets the first.
Jordy Nelson gets nine yards on a quick slant. Starks gets the one yard on the next play. The Packers call their first timeout with 5:33 remaining in the first quarter.
Aaron Rodger gets rid of the ball while being tackled, and turns it into a first down, and the Packer are in Pittsburgh territory. James Starks gets seven on the next play and it's second and three from the 33. Rodgers hits Hall for two. On third down he lofts a rainbow to jordy nelson who takes it in for a touchdown.
The Steelers receive the kickoff with 3:44 left in the quarter, Antonio Brown is across the 40, but there's a flag, and it'll go against the Steelers. They'll start from their seven. Roethlisberger, throws and is intercepted for a touchdown. Nick Collins scores and is penalized for excessive celebration.
The Packers kick from the 15, and Mewelde Moore takes it to the 35. Mendenhall carries for five yards, he gets anothe seven on second down. a screen to Emmanual sanders. Another penalty pushes the Steelers back 10 yards. From first and 16 a screen to Mendenhall gets seven. As they announce that Flozell Adams has been injured, Roethlisberger throws incomplete.
On third down he can't find a man, and Roethlisberger sprints for 18 yards to end the first quarter.