Super Bowl XLV is finally here, which means this is the last game of the 2010 NFL season (I’ll save the tears for another rant).
My Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers should put on one of the best Super Bowls in recent memory. Both teams have great defenses (Steelers and Packers were second and fifth overall, respectively). Both have studs at QB. Finally, both have excellent coaching staffs led by Mike Tomlin and Mike McCarthy.
Having said that, the area in which both teams sharply differ is the running game. Pittsburgh’s Rashard Mendenhall poses more of a threat than Green Bay’s James Starks. In fact, I believe my Steelers will be able to run the ball effectively on the Packers. Green Bay’s rush defense is just 18th overall, giving up an average of 114.9 yards rushing per game.
Green Bay is primarily a passing offense, and that will play into the hands of the Steelers. One thing the Steelers’ D does well is make a team one-dimensional, and if that happens, it’ll be curtains for Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers and the offense.
As long as Pittsburgh is able to run the ball on Green Bay, the Steelers should win this one. Besides, one should never, EVER, count out Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger in ANY big game.
Steelers 27, Packers 24.