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Fans rejoice as Packers capture Super Bowl

Fans rejoice as Packers capture Super Bowl

February 7th, 2011 by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press in News

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - After 14 long years of frustration, Green Bay Packers fans raised their arms to the night sky and howled in victory as their beloved team won the Super Bowl.

Thousands took to the streets of the NFL's smallest city moments after quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a knee to seal the Packers' 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Fans were, honking their horns and high-fiving and hugging complete strangers.

The entire state of Wisconsin had been bursting with anticipation since Green Bay defeated its archrival, the Chicago Bears, two weeks ago to earn its first berth in the title game since 1998. Green Bay lost the 1998 Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos, a year after beating the New England Patriots in the title game.