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Super Bowl XLV Prediction

It’s been a long, crazy, concussion-filled, criminal comeback, dramatic, and tumultuous season. But it finally comes down to the last game. The Super Bowl, where we see two very different, but similar teams. The Steelers have tons of experience, a former Super Bowl MVP winning QB, and have gone through some tough teams in the Ravens and Jets to get here. The Packers have taken a less harsh road going through a weaker NFC, and don’t have the experience like Pittsburgh. Only 2 members of the Packers have even been to a Super Bowl. Charles Woodson with the Oakland Raiders, who lost, and John Kuhn is the only guy on the Packers with a ring. He got it for being on the practice squad of the Steelers a couple years ago. But both teams have very complete rosters. They are the #1 and #2 scoring defenses in the NFL, and they both have offenses that could explode, led by Pro Bowl quarterbacks. The last time they met the final score was 37-36, so the stats could be out the window here . It’s gonna be a close, hard fought game, but the question is, who is going to walk away with the trophy?

Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers: Sunday, February 6th, 2011 6:30 PM





To find the winner of this game, or really of any Super Bowl, is to find the one thing that separates the two squads who clearly have enough of the tools and weapons to get to the big game. So let’s try and find it.

Quarterback. Yes, Big Ben has 2 rings, and if the Steelers win on Sunday, Roth will have the most rings among quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, tied with Tom Brady of course, and he continues to prove why he is going to be one of the best ever. But if there was any player in the league that that doesn’t seem to matter against, it’s Aaron Rodgers. Not saying Rodgers is better, but their equal if anything.

The Defense. As good as the Steelers defense is led by The Defensive Player of the Year, Troy Polamalu, the Pack D is just as good, led by the runner up, Clay Matthews. Both hair flowing tacklers will do their job. The Steelers secondary is weak, but we don’t really notice because of Troy. James Harrison firms up the front 7, but the Packers make up for that with Charles Woodson, last year’s DPOY. So defense seems to be pretty equal.

The wideouts are good, the running game is solid, even though I do give Mendenhall the edge over any GB back, but overall this teams are so equal. So what separates them? The experience of the Steelers. The coaching of Mike Tomlin, and the fact that if you watch any of these games, it just seems that the Steelers are the best team stepping on any football field right now. They beat a Jets team that seemed destine to win. They took out the Ravens, their rival once again, and they won both games looking real good. The Packers beat weaker NFC opponents, and a third string quarterback. I love the Pack, and I’m rooting for the green and yellow, but I think the Steelers are going to win their 3rd Super Bowl in 7 years.

Final Score: Steelers 26 Packers 21

The better question is, what will be the best commercial? I’m saying The E*Trade Baby

-Z. Alps


About Z. Alps

20 something year old trying to find his niche

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