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Old 01-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default Super foes had memorable 2009 battle

Super foes had memorable 2009 battle
Monday, January 24, 2011
By Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11024/1120335-66.stm

The Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV Feb. 6 in Dallas and if the game is anything like the last time the two teams met it should be one of the most entertaining Super Bowls in history.

That game was played in December 2009 at Heinz Field and the Steelers won, 37-36. It wasn't over until the final play when Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace with a winning 19-yard touchdown pass.

The final touchdown wasn't the only big, game-changing play that occurred in the closing minutes. Both teams made huge plays in a fourth quarter that saw four touchdowns and two field goals scored.

Wallace, after Sunday's 24-19 AFC championship victory against the Jets, joked that he didn't remember the 2009 Packers game at all, then said he'd love to duplicate it in terms of entertainment value -- provided the Steelers win.
SUPER BOWL XLV

* Game: Steelers (14-4) vs. Green Bay Packers (13-6).
* When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.
* Where: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
* TV: WPGH.
* Line: Packers by 2 1/2.

"Nahhh, I can't recall that game," the receiver said, laughing. "Of course, it could always be more exciting than that if it happens the same way because it is the Super Bowl and that was a regular-season game. That was the best game I ever played in -- well, actually the second-best game I ever played in, this one was the best. But it was a great game and hopefully we can give [the fans] the same thing and I'd love if it happened the same way."

Roethlisberger set a team record with 503 passing yards against the Packers and he threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions. Wideout Hines Ward and tight end Heath Miller each had seven receptions for more than 100 yards.

"If Ben can do that in the Super Bowl, that would be great," Wallace said of Roethlisberger's performance that day.

Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley also remembers the Green Bay game from last year but said it is not necessarily relevant because it is in the past.

"I try to have a short memory about such things, but I do remember the catch by Mike," Woodley said. "But you have to remember, they are a different team now than they were then and we are a different team now than we were that day as well, so this will be two different teams getting ready to battle."

That game went the Steelers way and was their third win in a row against the Packers but, historically, Green Bay has had the Steelers' number.

Green Bay owns a 21-14 edge in games against the Steelers. It should be noted that Pittsburgh is 7-2 in the past nine games in the series.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Sunday said that he's not even thinking about the Packers yet because his team needs a few days to enjoy a win over the Jets and another AFC championship.

"You would ask us to look ahead," Tomlin said. "Let us just bathe in this one and we will be ready to deal with those guys [the Packers] tomorrow. This one was special because it is in the here and now and it is a unique group in that locker room and they had a unique journey.

"There are 32 teams that started this journey and only two left, and we're fortunate to be one of them."

The Packers have been impressive in their playoff run as they were the sixth seed in the NFC and won three road games in order to get to the Super Bowl.

Green Bay began its road with a 21-16 win in Philadelphia, then went against No. 1 seed Atlanta and whipped the Falcons, 48-21.

"I know that they are playing really well on both offense and defense," Miller said. "It was a crazy game the last time we played them, but right now they are really playing well and once we look at the tapes, we'll fully understand the challenge in front of us."

Green Bay advances after beating three division champions, the No. 1, No. 2 and the No. 3 seeds from the NFC.

The Steelers' road was a little less rough. The Steelers got a first-round bye, then beat the AFC's wild-card qualifiers, No. 5 seed Baltimore and the No. 6 Jets. Both games were played at Heinz Field.
Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1720.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11024...#ixzz1BxJSwDTe
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