Super Bowl XLV: Steelers
The Steelers “Terrible Towels” have the best defense in football, and S Troy Polamalu just received the AP Defensive Player of the Year. The Steelers had a bit of controversy partying into the wee hours earlier this week. LB James Harrison had some comments for the media on media day (Tues Feb 1). QB Ben Roethlisberger was suspended four games this season for a run-in with a bar chick. Check out the links for these articles below.
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The Steelers hands down have the #1 defense in the NFL. They only gave up 14.5 points per game for the entire season. The Packers are #2 giving up 15 points per game. James Harrison, James Farrior, and S Troy Polamalu are real impact players on defense for the Steelers.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is a good QB, but didn’t put up big numbers like Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. In the regular season and post-season combined he had a 61.1 completion percentage, averaged 254.2 yards of offense, completed 19 TD passes, seven interceptions, and had a QB Rating of 94.5. Rodgers completed 34 TD passes and had 13 interceptions for a 102.5 QB Rating.
They have a great receiving core with WR Mike Wallace getting big yards, WR Hines Wards getting a lot of short yards, and TE Heath Miller with clutch grabs.
The Steelers rushing is good with RB Rashard Mendenhall. The Steelers are ranked #11 in NFL averaging 120.3 yards per game in the regular season. The Packers were a dismal #24 in the NFL averaging 100.4 yards per game.
Since QB Big Ben joined the Pittsburgh Steelers they have won over 70% of their games, and the Steelers are going for their third ring in the past six years. In the recent years, the Steelers are 6-1 in Super Bowl appearances.
2010 12-4 In Super Bowl XLV
2009 9-7 No Post-Season
2008 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2007 10-6 Lost Championship Game
2006 8-8 No Post-Season
2005 11-5 Won Super Bowl
In history, the Packers have the most post-season wins in NFL history with 33W-19L, second Cowboys 33W-25L, Packers 28W-16L, San Francisco 49ers 26W-18L
QB edge Packers
Rushing edge Steelers
Defense slight edge Steelers
Recent Super Bowl Experience edge Steelers
History edge Packers
Player to Watch: RB Rashard Mendenhall
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(stats courtesy espn.com)
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