Super Bowl XLV: Packers
The first-time Packers “Cheese Heads” started off their week leading to the Super Bowl with a photo-shoot controversy. The rumor was that the Packers organization or players were deciding whether to keep the injured players in the main team Super Bowl pictures or leave them out. This story was created by the media or diehard Steeler fans.
Lil Wayne showed some love for the Packers, Thurs Feb 3, releasing “Green and Yellow” to rival Wiz Khalifa and the Steelers anthem, “Black and Yellow” Check out the video below!
The Pack put up big numbers this year ranked #2 on defense only giving up 15 points per game over the entire season. The defense is led by Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, and B.J. Raji. The Steelers are #1.
The Packers QB Aaron Rodgers put up better numbers than Steelers QB Big Ben over the regular and post-season combined. Aaron Rodgers had a 66.5 completion percentage, averaged 261.8 yards per game, threw 34 TD’s and only 13 picks, and put up an outstanding 102.5 QB rating. Rodgers definitely has the offensive edge over Roethlisberger.
The Packers have a core of great WR’s in Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, and Jordy Nelson to name a few. RB Brandon Jackson can rush and receive. Aaron Rodgers will get a couple of rush plays as well, running 64 times in the regular season.
The Packers running game is weak even though their rookie RB James Starks stepped up in the last couple games of the post-season. He only had 101 rush yards for the entire season, but had 263 rush yards so far for the post-season. The Packers ranked 24th in the NFL only averaging 100.4 yards per game. The Steelers ranked 11th averaging 120.3 yards per game.
The Pack hasn’t been back to the Super Bowl for along time, not since 1997, losing to the Denver Broncos 31-24. Brett Favre and the Pack won the big game in 1996, the year prior, 35-21 over the New England Patriots. Before that the Pack wasn’t at the Super Bowl since 1967.
The Packers have history in the Super Bowl, winning Super Bowl I and II in 1966 and 1967 under the guidance of defensive legend Vince Lombardi. The NFL renamed “The Super Bowl Trophy” to the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy” in 1971 after he died in 1970.
The Packers have the most NFL Championships with 12, the Chicago Bears have nine, the NY Giants have seven, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have six.
QB edge Packers
Rushing edge Steelers
Defense slight edge Steelers
Recent Super Bowl Experience edge Steelers
History edge Packers
Player to watch: WR Greg Jennings
Lil Wayne “Green and Yellow”:
(stats courtesy espn.com)
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