• This is the Packers’ first Super Bowl appearance since 1997, when Brett Favre won his only championship over the New England Patriots, 35-21.
• This is the Steelers’ third Super Bowl appearance during QB Ben Roethlisberger’s tenure, and the 28-year-old is already going for his third ring. Two years ago, Roethlisberger’s touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes gave Pittsburgh a wild, 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
• Both defenses rank in the top five in yards allowed per game and feature the last two NFL Defensive Player of the Year winners. Steelers’ safety Troy Polamalu earned the honor this season and Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson garnered the same award last year.
Editor’s Pick: Steelers 26, Packers 19