GREEN BAY 31, PITTSBURGH 27
The snacks are ready to go. The beverages are already cold.
Bring on the Super Bowl.
If this game were played during the week, the day would have to be a national holiday.
You have to love it.
This year, I absolutely love the match-up. The game will feature two storied and tradition-rich organizations.
It will feature two of the great quarterbacks and defenses in the game. I believe it will be a game that at least comes close to matching the Super hype we get every year.
The Steelers have been here several times before and several times recently. They are playing in their third Super Bowl in the last six years. There certainly is something to be said for experience. I can’t imagine anything rattling the Steelers. Nothing should surprise them.
If there is one thing that impresses me most about the Steelers, it’s their balance. They can run the ball more than effectively, averaging 120.2 yards per game (11th in the NFL). Ben Roethlisberger can pass the Steelers to a win if needed. The Steelers were 14th in the league averaging 225.1 yards per game. And their defense is stifling. They allowed a league-low 14.5 points per game.
While Aaron Rodgers grabs most of the headlines for the Packers, Green Bay’s defense is just as tough as that of Pittsburgh. The Packers surrendered only 15 points per game, second behind the Steelers. They have more than enough to hold the Steelers down.
The Packers also have more than enough offense to be effective against the Steelers’ defense. While the Packers’ running game isn’t exactly prolific (100.4 yards per game), Aaron Rodgers has the ability to 1) pass the ball effectively enough to set up the run and 2) make up for a lack of a rushing attack altogether if necessary.
Remember, the game will be indoors. Weather won’t be a factor. I think that favors the Packers in a big way.
There is no denying the Steelers’ excellence, both this year and in the recent past. But it’s the Packers’ time to step back into the spotlight. Aaron Rodgers gets it done on offense. The Packers have enough on defense.
Green Bay completes its remarkable playoff run and brings the Lombardi Trophy back to Lambeau Field.
What is your prediction for the game? I’d love to see what you think. Thanks for reading and posting.
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