Packers: Ranking the five greatest wins of the decade

Green Bay Packers, Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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1. Super Bowl XLV (2010)

First place deservedly belongs to the Packers’ championship victory at the start of the decade. After winning three straight on the road as the lowest seed in the NFC, Green Bay met the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl.

The Steelers went 12-4 in the regular season to finish as the number two seed in the AFC. They defeated the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets en route to the big game in February at AT&T Stadium.

After forcing punts on the Steelers’ opening two possessions, the Packers offense got going with a nine-play touchdown drive with Aaron Rodgers finding Jordy Nelson for 29 yards. On the very next play, Nick Collins intercepted Ben Roethlisberger, returning it 37 yards for a touchdown.

Rodgers found Greg Jennings for a touchdown in the second quarter, and the Packers led 21-10 at halftime.

But the Steelers made a game of it. Early in the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh was only down by four points with the ball at the Green Bay 33-yard line. It was then that Clay Matthews stepped up to force a fumble. The Packers took possession, and Rodgers found Jennings again for a touchdown.

Pittsburgh again fought back to make it 28-25, but Mason Crosby made it a six-point game before the defense closed out the victory.

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The Green Bay Packers won their 13th world championship and fourth Super Bowl. Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP, and the Packers went all the way from the sixth seed.