It is officially the start of Super Bowl week, and this year it will be the Philadelphia Eagles playing the Kansas City Chiefs in Arizona. However, Monday gave Green Bay Packers fans a chance to reminisce on the past a little bit.
Monday marked the 12-year anniversary of the Packers’ last Super Bowl win. The Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, to win Super Bowl 45.
In the NFL, it's not how you start. It's how you finish.#OTD in 2011, after a modest 3-3 start to the season, the @packers became only the second No. 6 seed to win the Super Bowl by defeating the Steelers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV.
📹: @NFL pic.twitter.com/z4uig690cX
— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) February 6, 2023
Aaron Rodgers, who has been in plenty of headlines lately as a potential trade candidate, threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
Green Bay Packers Fans Remember Super Bowl 45 Victory
In a year that the Green Bay Packers missed the payoffs, and with the future of their long-time starting quarterback being uncertain, the 12-year anniversary gave them a perfect opportunity to remember the past.
Just want to feel this again man https://t.co/1P7CZ0ZqIe
— Not 4x MVP Aaron Rodgers (@N0tARod12) February 6, 2023
Oh man can we go back?! https://t.co/it5Mjf5S1V
— Alex Clemens Music (@_AlexClemens) February 6, 2023
12 years since Super Bowl XLV.
Imagine telling someone on the night of Feb. 6, 2011 that Aaron Rodgers would play the next 12 years in Green Bay (and win 4 MVPs) but the Packers wouldn’t go back to the Super Bowl.
Wouldn’t have believed it
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) February 6, 2023
12 years ago today the #Packers defeated the #Steelers in Super Bowl XLV #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/6noL5c9wUm
— Arrick Upton (@ArrickUptonGB) February 6, 2023
12 years ago today, my @packers won the Super Bowl.
— Tequila Mockingbird (@jennessa__) February 6, 2023
12 years ago today Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl 💚💛
— Åddï ⛵ (@addison_bare) February 6, 2023
Happy Super Bowl 45 Anniversary, Packer Fam! Best day of my life because I got to share with my dad. This pic was right after we won. Yes, the Christmas tree was still up because of superstitious reasons. 💚💛 #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/QbczVNfswd
— Kimberly (@kimcollelo) February 6, 2023
Since the Packers won Super Bowl 45, there have been 24 1 seeds in the playoffs. 14 of those made the Super Bowl. The Packers have been a 1 seed three times since then, and never made another Super Bowl. Good job Packers.
— The Season is Fucking Over 🧀 (@GOATRodgersSZN) January 30, 2023
#OTD Feb6,2011 Green Bay #Packers win Super Bowl XLV beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. MVP is Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, the game is at Cowboy Stadium, North Texas @packers @steelers @AaronRodgers12 @SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/u5FZCCbxVE
— ME Music (@espofootball) February 6, 2023
Some, however, pointed out that it was a failure that Green Bay was unable to return to another Super Bowl.
Twelve years ago today we celebrated this together but had already started thinking about the next one.
It never came.
The Packers not getting back to a Super Bowl since is one of the greatest sports failures we will ever see pic.twitter.com/AAi5rjlHGK
— Bart Winkler (@WinksThinks) February 6, 2023
It’s been 12 years already since the Packers won the Super Bowl. They should’ve won a few more though. Crazy that it has been that long. pic.twitter.com/4AbY7UU2Zi
— #GoPackGo (@GBPackers_Diva) February 6, 2023
My biggest struggle as a Packers fan. I go back and forth between “It’s hard to get to/win the Super Bowl” and being a bit irritated watching Mahomes play in his third one in five years as a starter. https://t.co/1VrivBa9tJ
— Chris Wanless (@chris_wanless) February 6, 2023
On this day 12 years ago the Packers won the Super Bowl. 12 years later of wasting the talent of the great Aaron Rodgers and not appearing in the big game since.
— frankie (@FranKiffin) February 6, 2023
Super Bowl 45 had plenty of interesting stat lines, but wide receiver Jordy Nelson had one of the best performances of his career on the biggest stage.
Feb. 6, 2011: Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson catches 9 passes for 140 yds and a TD in a 31-25 Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nelson starred at Riley Co. HS and K-State. @KSHSAA @kshof @KStatePlayers pic.twitter.com/UtCs7lqn8u
— Kansas Sports Chronicles (@ks_chronicles) February 6, 2023
If the Green Bay Packers do return to the Super Bowl in the next few years, it will likely be without Aaron Rodgers. With all of the talk regarding #12, it’s a bit refreshing to get to remember the Packers’ last Super Bowl win, which just so happens to be 12 years ago.