Washington Post: How Memorable Was Super Bowl XLV?

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Green Bay Packers fans celebrate after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 to 25 in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Of course this will be one of the five most memorable Super Bowls for fans of the Green Bay Packers. But think about it from a neutral perspective. How good of a game was it?

I've heard it both ways from neutral fans. Some were turned off by the Packers big early lead, and others loved the close finish. My latest attempt on The League at WashingtonPost.com tries to determine that answer. Also, was it a worthy final game before what could be a long lockout by the owners?

"But if there is no 2011, while it might have not been the most dramatic Super Bowl win in recent years, it will at least have left Packer fans with a warm, winning feeling as we brace for the cold reality of an NFL lockout."

And about this picture. I was trying to take a photo of these guys after the game, but they were facing each other and I couldn't get a good shot. I'm really glad someone did.

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