Superbowl XLIII: Kurt Warner Vs. "The Steel Wall"

James MichaelsContributor IJanuary 20, 2009

Go back to the end of last year's Super Bowl. The Giants had just pulled off one of the most remarkable wins in Super Bowl history, and the Patriots were lamenting a near perfect season.

Neither the Cardinals nor the Steelers were even in the picture. And yet a year later, the Steelers seem to be poised to claim a record sixth Super Bowl.

And why not? n They have an above average quarterback, a solid running game, a defense ranked number one in the league for almost everything and a team that is firing on all cylinders.

Opposing them are the Cardinals, a team who rely mainly on passing between veteran quarterback Kurt Warner and a few good receivers.

The Steelers showed just how good they were against the Ravens and their passing game, sacking Flacco numerous times and keeping the ravens offense on the back foot.

Last year, the Giants had the difficult task of keeping Tom Brady under control, and good pass defense and blitzing won them a Super Bowl. 

If the Steelers can cover Fitzgerald and keep Warner on his toes and keep their own offense doing what it does best with Roethilsberger on song, the Vince Lombardi trophy will be heading North to Pittsburgh.