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Packers Arrive for Super Bowl XLV

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    The Packer Nation showed up wearing their green and gold as they greeted their favorite team as they arrived at their team hotel, the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas.

    Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and the rest of the Green Bay Packers arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Monday afternoon.

    The Packers, who are staying in Las Colinas, arrived in town only a few hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers touched down.

    The chartered flight pulled in to an American Airlines maintenance hanger at DFW at about 4:10 p.m.  The players then boarded buses for the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas.

    Cheeseheads Show Support in Las Colinas

    [DFW] Cheeseheads Show Support in Las Colinas
    The Packer Nation showed up wearing their green and gold as they greeted their favorite team as they arrived at their team hotel, the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas.

    Earlier in the day, the Steelers arrived at the same hanger at 11:30 a.m. They also immediately boarded their buses and before heading to their hotel, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

    The NFL did not allow fans to gather at the hanger to welcome either team.

    But the Cheeseheads greeted their team at the hotel.

    "I took the week off," Packers fan Craig Newbold said.

    And fans can't wait for Super Bowl Sunday.

    "Words cannot describe it," Jimmy Krueger said. "I mean, (I live) literally seven miles from the stadium, and the way things lined up, I was like, 'Oh, it could happen,' when they first got to the playoffs, and I was like, 'They beat Philly, Atlanta, then the Bears, and now it's all lining up.' Just one more game, and we'll take a fourth Super Bowl trophy."

    What about the potential for bad weather this week? The "w" in Wisconsin stands for worry-free.

    "If you're from Wisconsin, you know what the four seasons are, right -- June, July, August and winter -- so, you know, we appreciate any day above freezing, man," Mike Meyer said. "So break out the flip-flops, man. If it was a few degrees warmer, I'd break out the tank top."

    NBC DFW's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.