Sunday, February 6, 2011
XLV: Packers undermanned at halftime
By Kevin Seifert
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Green Bay Packers have taken a 21-10 lead into halftime here at Cowboys Stadium. Most of our discussion is taking place over in our Super Bowl Countdown Live, but it's worth noting here on the blog that the Packers finished the half with four starting players receiving treatment in the locker room.
Receiver Donald Driver (ankle), cornerback Charles Woodson (shoulder/arm) and cornerback Sam Shields (shoulder) were all injured in the second quarter. Safety Nick Collins headed to the locker room early for an IV of fluids.
Woodson is out for the game. X-rays on Driver's ankle were negative, and he and Shields are questionable to return.
The Packers finished the half with Pat Lee playing in Woodson's place and Jarrett Bush serving as the nickel. The Steelers attacked both players on their final drive of the half, culminating when Bush lost track of receiver Hines Ward on an 8-yard touchdown reception.
Remember, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 503 yards against the Packers last season against a similarly undermanned Packers defense. Back to Super Bowl Countdown Live.