Super Bowl XLV is now a ballgame — Joe Buck even raised his voice at the Pittsburgh Steelers latest score. RB Rashard Mendenhall is having a strong game, running for 55 yards on 10 carries, and banged in an eight-yard score to put the Steelers within four points. They now trail the Green Bay Packers, 21-17, in the third quarter.
Pittsburgh’s defense bowed up on the first possession of the half, forcing a three-and-out. Whether the long string of injuries to Green Bay’s secondary is going to become a major issue, or the Packers will be able to overcome them (since that’s kind of their thing) remains to be seen.
The Steelers have outgained the Pack by 50 yards, but those two turnovers have made the difference. Ben Roethlisberger has completed 13 of 21 for 143 yards.