The Green Bay Packers won their first Super Bowl since 1996 on Sunday, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25. Judy Battista, of the New York Times, has the story, below.

Aaron Rodgers #12 and Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers of the Green Bay Packers holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

Courtesy---Judy Battista/New York Times

When the Green Bay Packers watched Aaron Rodgers sit in the green room as he plummeted down the first round of the 2005 draft, they noted his poise at dealing with his agonizing plight.

The Packers had already done extra research on Rodgers when they heard the predraft buzz that he might drop, and those long moments under the klieg lights only reassured them that he might be able to handle what was to come.