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Super Bowl XLV/45-Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh

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So who wins? The Cheeseheads or the Terrible Towels? Or are you the type who admittedly watches just for the commercials? (And Budweiser already has begun teasing their 2011 SB spots as of yesterday, at least one or two of their trademark Clydesdales spots)
As much as I hate doing so, I have to give the edge to Pittsburgh mainly because they appear to have a slightly better offense (especially the run) and defense. Green Bay definitely can compete with them but they have to step up on both sides and prevent the big play by Pittsburgh's offense that always seems to come at the right (or not) moment.

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Post #1   1/24/11 7:49:08AM   

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Black and Yellow ahhh Black and Yellow!!!!! My concern is Pouncey's injury I heard early reports of a high ankle sprain but I also read he said he will be fine for the Super Bowl.

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It pains me that the Pack are playing in yet another super bowl. Hope the Steelers get the W.

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The Steelers had a good year, it's going to be a tough off season for them though.

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Posted by kopower

It pains me that the Pack are playing in yet another super bowl. Hope the Steelers get the W.



especially with the way teams have been seemingly laying down for the pack. hopefully the steelers won't just simply roll over.

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Posted by papercut


Posted by kopower

It pains me that the Pack are playing in yet another super bowl. Hope the Steelers get the W.



especially with the way teams have been seemingly laying down for the pack. hopefully the steelers won't just simply roll over.


Wait...haven't the Steelers played in the most Super Bowls ever? Don't they have the most titles? The Steelers will be in their third in the last six years, right? The Pack haven't been back in over ten.

I'll likely not watch this game, or at least the entirety of it. I'd rather not see either team win if possible, and the Black Eyed Pea's aren't making me more likely to watch it either.

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the Black Eyed Pea's



Chads all across America are rejoicing...

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Posted by kopower

It pains me that the Pack are playing in yet another super bowl. Hope the Steelers get the W.



especially with the way teams have been seemingly laying down for the pack. hopefully the steelers won't just simply roll over.


Wait...haven't the Steelers played in the most Super Bowls ever? Don't they have the most titles? The Steelers will be in their third in the last six years, right? The Pack haven't been back in over ten.

I'll likely not watch this game, or at least the entirety of it. I'd rather not see either team win if possible, and the Black Eyed Pea's aren't making me more likely to watch it either.


I am so darn sick of hearing that one song of theirs at the start of every darn sporting event on TV, radio, whatever. Same for whatever those two other songs are that they get the crowd going along with.

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I'll be cheering against the Steelers more than I will be cheering for the Packers. I have to admit I do kind of like this Packers team though.

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Posted by kopower

It pains me that the Pack are playing in yet another super bowl. Hope the Steelers get the W.



especially with the way teams have been seemingly laying down for the pack. hopefully the steelers won't just simply roll over.


Wait...haven't the Steelers played in the most Super Bowls ever? Don't they have the most titles? The Steelers will be in their third in the last six years, right? The Pack haven't been back in over ten.

I'll likely not watch this game, or at least the entirety of it. I'd rather not see either team win if possible, and the Black Eyed Pea's aren't making me more likely to watch it either.



I'm a Vikings fan so the Packers just being in 1 Super Bowl in the last 10 years seems like plenty.

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Posted by DCRage

As much as I hate doing so, I have to give the edge to Pittsburgh mainly because they appear to have a slightly better offense (especially the run) and defense. Green Bay definitely can compete with them but they have to step up on both sides and prevent the big play by Pittsburgh's offense that always seems to come at the right (or not) moment.



Out of curiosity, how on earth does Green Bay need to step up on both sides?

Packers defense is the number two defense in the NFL. They're only allowing 15 PPG compared to Pittsburgh's 14.5. They've forced turnovers in every single playoff game. Scored multiple touchdowns off those turnovers and have housed several interceptions.

When B.J. Raji drops into coverage, reads a route, intercepts the pass, and returns it for a touchdown, I'd say your defense is doing just fine.

Interesting sidenote, B.J. Raji, at 337 lbs, passed Refrigerator Perry as the heaviest man to ever score a touchdown in the NFL.

There's a fun fact for you.

Packers need to minimize their turnovers on offense, but Aaron Rodgers is playing lights out in the post season and has been picking apart defenses left and right.

Also, the Packers are an opening favorite in Vegas. They're -2.5 right now. It's early, but the oddsmakers have them favored, but sadly, the expect a BUNCH of money to pour in on Green Bay, actually.

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Steelers by a major blowout.....won't even be close.

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Posted by DCRage

As much as I hate doing so, I have to give the edge to Pittsburgh mainly because they appear to have a slightly better offense (especially the run) and defense. Green Bay definitely can compete with them but they have to step up on both sides and prevent the big play by Pittsburgh's offense that always seems to come at the right (or not) moment.



Out of curiosity, how on earth does Green Bay need to step up on both sides?

Packers defense is the number two defense in the NFL. They're only allowing 15 PPG compared to Pittsburgh's 14.5. They've forced turnovers in every single playoff game. Scored multiple touchdowns off those turnovers and have housed several interceptions.

When B.J. Raji drops into coverage, reads a route, intercepts the pass, and returns it for a touchdown, I'd say your defense is doing just fine.

Interesting sidenote, B.J. Raji, at 337 lbs, passed Refrigerator Perry as the heaviest man to ever score a touchdown in the NFL.

There's a fun fact for you.

Packers need to minimize their turnovers on offense, but Aaron Rodgers is playing lights out in the post season and has been picking apart defenses left and right.

Also, the Packers are an opening favorite in Vegas. They're -2.5 right now. It's early, but the oddsmakers have them favored, but sadly, the expect a BUNCH of money to pour in on Green Bay, actually.



I can agree with you on all of this...except the part about Aaron Rodgers playing lights out. In the post season you're only as good as your last game, and to say he "picked apart" the Bears is laughable. 17/30 244 yards and 2 picks. You see what happens when he plays a great defense. He's going to have a world of trouble against the Steelers, but I still think it'll be a close game.

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The Packers offense went south about midway through the second quarter in the Bears game, but they were just saving it for the Super Bowl.

Rodgers is about as accurate as they come so I don't worry about him playing the Steelers D, but I do worry about the o-line holding up. Even when the line fails Rodgers he still has the elusiveness to make plays though, it's what elite QB's do. I don't think the game will be close, the Packers will play their game, go up big fairly early, then have to hold on for the win in some tense moments down the stretch. For those that don't know, the Packers haven't lost by more than 4 all year and in their 6 losses they lost by a total of 20. No one is blowing this team out, and if you think the Steelers will, you not knowin'.

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