Aaron Rodgers’s hot start in the 2011 Super Bowl culminated in the first touchdown of the night, a 29-yard strike to Jordy Nelson that put the Green Bay Packers on top of the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 7-0 with four minutes to go in the first quarter.
Rodgers has already hit four receivers in the early-going of this afternoon’s game. Nelson has three receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown; the veteran Donald Driver caught a 24-yarder over the middle for the first first down of the game. Only Greg Jennings remains unseen among the Packers’ big three receivers; he’s likely to be blanketed all night by Steelers defenders. Rodgers is now 6-for-10 for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers haven’t had much of a chance to get downfield so far. Rashard Mendenhall’s 15-yard run is their only major move all game; Roethlisberger is 2-for-5 with 9 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown.