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Super Bowl XLV: By The Numbers

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The NFL's two most storied franchises finally square off for the league's championship when the Steelers and Packers square off in Super Bowl XLV Sunday in Arlington, TX. No team has more Super Bowl Championships than the Steelers' six; the Packers have three Super Bowl Titles and nine NFL Championships overall.

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX
February 6, 2011,
6:00 PM (ET)
Steelers vs. Packers


Game
Entertainment: Wexford native Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem, and the Black Eyed Peas will perform the halftime show.
Television Network: FOX (6th Super Bowl)
Radio Network: Westwood One Radio Sports (English), Univision Radio (Spanish)
TV Audience: Last year’s game was the most watched program in television history, with 153.4 million viewers in the United States. In addition, a record average of 106.5 million viewers watched Super Bowl XLIV, topping the previous mark of 106 million for the series finale of M*A*S*H in 1983. The game was broadcast to 180 countries and territories in 33 different languages. Broadcasters from 13 countries called the game live from Sun Life Stadium. In addition, military personnel in 132 countries viewed the game on American Forces Network.

BEEN HERE BEFORE
Steelers' Previous Super Bowl Appearances (compiled by David Golebiewski)
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 16, Vikings 6
MVP:
Franco Harris
Harris ran for 158 yards and a touchdown, while the Steel Curtain tortured Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton for three interceptions and held Minnesota's running game to less than a yard per carry.

Super Bowl X: Steelers 21, Cowboys 17
MVP:
Lynn Swann
Displaying soft hands and a ballet dancer's body control, Swann racked up 161 yards and a touchdown on four catches, including one at mid-field where he tipped the ball, tripped and hauled in the pass while tumbling to the turf.

Super Bowl XIII: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
MVP: Terry Bradshaw
In a gun-slinging game, Bradshaw out-dueled Dallas' Roger Staubach  by throwing for 318 yards and four touchdowns.

Super Bowl XIV: Steelers 31, Rams 19
MVP:
Terry Bradshaw
In front of a crowd of 103,985 at the Rose Bowl, Bradshaw got picked off three times but also tossed two touchdown strikes while passing for 309 yards.

Super Bowl XXX: Cowboys 27, Steelers 17
MVP:
Larry Brown
The Steelers outgained the Cowboys 310 to 254 in total yards, but Brown's two interceptions of QB Neil O'Donnell led to 14 second-half points as Dallas won its third ring of the decade.

Super Bowl XL: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
MVP:
Hines Ward
Helping the Steelers finally get one for the thumb, Ward snatched a touchdown pass thrown by Antwaan Randle El on a trick play and Willie Parker broke free for a 75 yard TD dash, the longest run play in Super Bowl history.

Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
MVP: Santonio Holmes
James Harrison scored the longest TD in Super Bowl history by returning an interception 100 yards, and Holmes hauled in a toe-tapping, game winning TD pass with less than a minute left to play.

SUPER BOWL HOST CITIES
South Florida (10)
New Orleans (9)         
Los Angeles (7)
Tampa Bay (4)
San Diego (3)
Arizona (2)
Atlanta (2)
Detroit (2)
Houston (2)
Jacksonville (1)
Minneapolis (1)
San Francisco (1)
North Texas (1)
 
FUTURE SUPER BOWL SITES
Super Bowl XLVI, Indianapolis, February 5, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans, February, 2013
 
BLING
Maker of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: Tiffany & Co. of New York
Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: $25,000
Cost of Super Bowl Rings: The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring. The league also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.

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