Steelers and Packers in Super Bowl XLV
Robert P. Stephens | 1/30/2011, 10:45 p.m.
Two of the oldest NFL franchises the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will vie for the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl XLV February 6th. The kickoff is set for Sunday, February 6 at 6:29 EST.
The Green Bay Packers the 6th seed in this year's NFC playoffs won all three of their games on the road to get to the championship game.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Pack to wins over the Philadelphia Eagles 21-16, the Atlanta Falcons 48-21, and the Chicago Bears 21-14. Rodgers has been playing lights out during the playoffs. The Pack leader has completed 66-93-790 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Running back James Starks with 70 rushes for 263 yards and one touchdown has led the rushing attack. Brandon Jackson backs up Starks with 28 yards on 6 carries.
Greg Jennings leads all Green Bay wide receivers with 17 catches and 239 yards. Jordey Nelson 14-146 yds, Donald Driver 18-141yds, and James Jones 7-94 yards and 2 touchdowns compliment Jennings.
The defense is led by linebacker Clay Matthews and defensive back Charles Woodson. Defensive tackle Desmond Bishop leads the team in tackles with 15 solos. Sam Shields lends a helping hand with 11 solo tackles from the cornerback spot. The big man B.J. Raji anchors the middle.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in search of their 7th Super Bowl title.
They lead the league with 6 Super Bowl trophies.
The Steelers on offense are led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has had a rough going in this year's playoffs. "Big Ben" however, produces
when needed. Roethlisberger's quarterback rating of 75.5 has been the talk of these playoffs.
The Steelers rushing attack is led by Rashard Mendenhall, 167 yards on 47 carries. Isaac Redman (Bowie St.) 31 yards on 5 carries is the backup.
Tight end Heath Miller leads the receiving corps with 11 catches for 77 yards. Emmanuel Sanders backups up Miller 10-74 yards along with deep threat Antonio Brown 5-89 yards.
Center Maurkice Pouncey, the lone offensive Pro Bowler, appears to be out with a sprained ankle.
On defense, the Steelers dominate. They are led by their safety Troy Polamalu. Lawrence Timmons leads the team with 16 tackles from the linebacker spot. Linebacker James Harrison is second on the team with 10 solo tackles. Linebacker James Farrior is another a terror on the field.
Last year, I didn't miss so to keep the record intact I will go with the Steelers to win their record setting 7th Super Bowl.