Clay Matthews Forces Pittsburgh Steelers Fumble To Put Packers Back In Control

The Pittsburgh Steelers got the ball back near midfield with a chance to take their first lead over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. They would’ve gotten the ball on their own 40, but an illegal man downfield penalty on the Packers led to a re-punt that gave Pittsburgh an extra 20 or so yards of field position.

At the end of the third quarter, down 21-17, the Steelers faced second-and-two with all the momentum. LB Clay Matthews did something about all that, forcing a Rashard Mendenhall fumble with a big hit in the backfield.

That’s three turnovers for Green Bay’s defense, none for Pittsburgh’s The Steelers hold a 74-yard offensive advantage, but coughing up the ball

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