Packers pounding Steelers in Big D

DALLAS—Is history on the side of the Green Bay Packers?

Mike McCarthy’s crew jumped out to a 14-0 lead in Super Bowl XLV on the strength of a Jordy Nelson first quarter touchdown reception that was quickly followed by a Nick Collins 37-yard pick-six on a badly underthrown ball by Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Through two quarters in Dallas, the Packers lead the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10.

Want more good news, Packers fans? Teams that have returned an interception for a touchdown in the Super Bowl are 10-0 lifetime.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is currently 11/16 for 137 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. His second TD toss came on a beautiful 21-yard strike to wide receiver Greg Jennings shortly after Roethlisberger threw his second interception of the first half.

On the other side of the ball, Big Ben is currently 13/21 for 143 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Antwaan Randle El leads all Pittsburgh wideouts with 50 receiving yards on two receptions.

It hasn't been all bad for the Terrible Towel-waving faithful. Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a seven-play, 77-yard scoring drive at the end of the second quarter that was capped off with an eight-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Hines Ward to cut the Green Bay lead to 11.

Second half coming up next.

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