Troy Polamalu and Steelers Secondary Disappoint in Super Bowl XLV

February 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. Now everyone is out blaming Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Tomlin, and all three of them deserve their share of the blame.
That being said, the Steelers' horrid pass defense cost them the game and has been their Achilles heel all season.
Of course, the three turnovers were a big reason that the Steelers lost. That being said, the Packers got the ball at midfield after two of them, so the Steelers defense still had a chance to stop them or at least hold them to a field goal.
They didn't. They allowed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to march right down the field and score two touchdowns. For the night, Rodgers posted a QB rating of 111.5 with 304 yards and three TDs when it mattered most against the league's top defense.
The Packers had little intention of running the ball, throwing it 39 times compared to just 11 runs. The Packers didn't need to run the ball to...

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