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A Super rematch? That's right, I have been saying it since February, and I am not going to back out now. When they are at their best, there are simply no teams in the NFL better than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
There may be teams playing slightly better football (the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens) than the defending Conference Champs, but no team has more experience or firepower on both sides of the ball than the Steelers and Packers.
Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger's experience in big games are second and third behind only Tom Brady. Rodgers has his weapons and Roethlisberger Mike Wallace, the fastest receiver in the NFL, a new threat in Antonio Brown and the reliable Heath Miller.
Of the rest of the field with elite Super Bowl quarterbacks, no one has the playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. The Packers and Steelers display two perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidates each in Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson. Right behind them are playmaking role players like Ryan Clark, B.J. Raji, LaMarr Woodley and Sam Shields.
We have been blessed with some incredible Super Bowls in the last few years. The star power and desire for greatness will lead this one to be the best of them all. The Steelers have had the look of a team in cruise control for the majority of this season, with only one thought in mind:get back to the Super Bowl for a second chance at the one that slipped away.
Expect the full fury of the Steelers defense to be on display, which will be just enough to curtail Rodgers in the upset.
Pick: Steelers 28-24
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