We were a little busy Thursday from radio row at the super bowl, had a great conversations about who really is America’s Team, the plans for the Superbowl feasts and the collective bargaining agreement issues.
But what we left out, were our predictions for the big game. Now Julia has shown off her supremacy all season boasting something like a 9-1 record throughout the playoffs to go with her multiple fantasy championships. When it comes to Superbowl predictions, well, we will have to see if she can keep the streak going or if Kurt can sneak in and make the better choice for “all the avocados”.
No question Green Bay is looking at a tough defense in the Steelers but Pittsburgh’s defense has been the best against the run. Packers don’t need to run. Without RB Ryan Grant, Aaron Rodgers has been able to beat teams with his arms and legs. This season Packers have shown they can win the defensive battle, they can blow out teams as well as come back to beat teams in the fourth quarter. The Vince Lombardi goes to his old team.
Packers 28 Steelers 24
Green Bay comes in as the favorite which is a little surprising, but considering how HOT they’ve been through the playoffs and even to get into the playoffs, it’s not too shocking. Pittsburgh however is experienced in the big game. This certainly is a hard game to predict as both teams seem to be great on defense and have offensive firepower.
Green Bay defensively, is tough, as I mentioned. But they make their living on offense. In this game, expect the Steeler defense to be tough on Aaron Rodgers and his receiving corp. Assuming that’s a wash, for me it comes down to trusting the Packers rookie running back, James Starks. He’s been great in the playoffs, but keep in mind, he wasn’t good enough during the regular season to be the main guy.
Pittsburgh does what they do, win. This is the franchise with the MOST Super Bowl wins of all time. A stat Cowboy fans like myself cringe to think about, but the fact of the matter is, they have experience, and recent experience, in this, the biggest game of all.
Sure, they’re starting center is not likely to play and that could impact their ability to run the ball like they like to do and possibly to protect big Ben Rothlisberger, but in the end, the Steelers can beat you any number of ways. Rothlisberger does not have the stats that Aaron Rodgers has, but he may be THE guy you want leading your team at the end of the game for the potential game winning drive.
I give Pittsburgh the edge in what should be a very competitive game.
Steelers 27 Packers 24
Enjoy the game, and we’ll break it down Thursday at 6pm on GameTime!!!