Today in Super Bowl history (Feb. 6)

There have been two Super Bowls played on today’s date.

Do you remember these games?

Feb 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV – Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

The Packers jumped out to a 21-3 lead on a pair of Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes and a Nick Collins interception return for a score.

After the Steelers closed to within 21-17 late in the third quarter, Rodgers threw his third touchdown pass of the game to boost the lead back to double digits on the way to a 304-yard performance that earned him the MVP award.

Two years after leading a game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLIII, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit a couple of quick passes with his team down six and less than two minutes to go. But the Green Bay defense forced three consecutive incompletions after that to seal the win.


Site: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Point Spread: Green Bay by 3

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

National Anthem: Christina Aguilera

Halftime Show: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash

Nielsen Ratings: 46.0 share (approximately 111 million viewers nationally; 162.9 million total)

Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $3 million

Misc.: With a crowd of 103,219 packing Cowboys Stadium, the attendance fell just shy of the Super Bowl record of 103,985 set in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Feb 6, 2005

Super Bowl XXXIX – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

Site: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Point Spread: New England by 7

MVP: Deion Branch

National Anthem: The combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

Halftime Show: Paul McCartney

Nielsen Ratings: 41.1 share (approximately 86 million viewers)

Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $2.4 million

Misc.: Former Presidents George H. Bush and Bill Clinton attended the game in support of a bipartisan effort to raise money for a relief fund following the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia.

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