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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Preview: Pittsburgh to Capture its Seventh Title??

Tonight can't come any faster for Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans. Tonight, of course, is what everyone is waiting for, but it will be a long ten hours before we see kick off in Dallas.

Aaron Rodgers is looking to become just the third Green Bay Packers quarterback to win a Super Bowl (Bart Starr--twice--and Brett Favre are the other two). Ben Roethlisberger? He is trying to become just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to win at least three Super Bowls, joining Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Tom Brady and Troy Aikman.
Considering Roethlisberger has quite a bit experience in big games, and the fact that he is among the elite in the league, I really don't think Rodgers will be able to keep up with him against Pittsburgh's stellar defense, led by AP Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu.

My prediction is Pittsburgh wins 21-17, but we still need to find out what Whatifsports.com and Madden thinks of this matchup...

WIS: Pittsburgh 20, Green Bay 10

Roethlisberger attempted just 22 passes, throwing for 149 yards as Rashard Mendenhall took the game over with his 109 yards and one touchdown. The difference in this game was Aaron Rodgers' two interceptions. As a team the Steelers forced three turnovers and ran for 202 yards. Rodgers' interceptions ended up being the key to this game as the Steelers scored 14 points off turnovers.

Madden: Pittsburgh 32, Green Bay 17

Both simulations had the Steelers coming out on top, but this one got ugly. Roethlisberger led Pittsburgh to a 21-0 halftime lead thanks to three touchdown passes (two to Hines Ward and one to Heath Miller), and was named the MVP (technically 'player of the game' but in Madden that's the equivalent to Most Valuable Player). Troy Polamalu outplayed Clay Matthews as the game's X-Factor with his six tackles, sack and interception returned for a touchdown late in the game. Matthews added four tackles and two sacks of Roethlisberger.

Enjoy this game tonight (kickoff is at 6:29 PM ET). No matter who wins, it is sure to be a great game.

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