The Green Bay Packers have jumped on top of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Super Bowl courtesy of an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass. Rodgers got the scoring started in Super Bowl XLV with a 29-yard pass to wide receiver Jordy Nelson. William Gay had solid coverage on Nelson, but Rodgers dropped the 3rd and 1 pass in an absolutely perfect location.
Today’s game got off to a fairly rough start as both sides showed signs of rust after two weeks off. The Steelers have received some solid contributions from Rashard Mendenhall, but Ben Roethlisberger is struggling a bit early in the game. He’s completed two passes, but both passes were short and quick passes to his wide receivers at the line of scrimmage.
Rodgers has had two excellent postseason games and one less than stellar performance two weeks ago against the Bears. He is currently 6 for 10 for 87 yards with that touchdown pass. This game is far from over, but those numbers would be enough to give him the early edge for MVP. As Rodgers is a former Cal star, the folks at California Golden Blogs have an open thread HERE to celebrate Rodgers and Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop.