PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A second half rally fell just short as the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.
The mistakes mounted on the field and the devastation grew on the score board.
“Ben Roethlisberger was [going to] have problems with a defense similar to ours. And he did. He was forcing a lot of passes. He was off big time at the beginning of the game,” a caller into 93.7 The Fan said this morning.
The call lines stayed lit from 6 a.m. on at 93.7 The Fan Monday morning. Callers were disappointed and pointing the finger.
“Their secondary is so bad and you can go right through the personnel and you can go right to the head guy. If [Troy] Polamalu is not hurt – I hope he is hurt for his sake – [because] he looked so slow last night. And then, you got your guy Ryan Clark. He was so slow in coverage that he had no business even [being] on the field against a team that’s pass happy,” one caller said.
“The mentality of Rashard Mendenhall going forward. I mean, he’s been prone to fumbles. He gets on the biggest stage of his career and fumbles again,” another caller said.
Downtown, instead of smiles and high fives, it was solitude.
“Hugely disappointed. I don’t think they played the game they could have,” one woman said.
“You win as a team, you lose as a team. And I think we win as a community and lose as a community,” Dustin Wehman said.
While everyone in Pittsburgh was hoping for a win, there’s always next year.