Steelers-Cardinals: Super Bowl Breakdown

Clayton CoffmanAnalyst IJanuary 30, 2009

Sorry for another absence, albeit a long absence,from Coffman's Corner. As Flagler College's sports editor of the Gargoyle, I've had responsibilities that take away from my all-important blog.

Anyway, the Super Bowl is nearly upon us and I've had a lot of time to think about this and the same darn thing comes up: Defense.

As we all saw from the national championship game between Florida and Oklahoma, defense wins the championships while the offense packs seats.

I think, unfortunately, that this is going to happen again this Sunday. Pittsburgh's defense is the difference in this game.

Their scheme, led by one of the best defensive coordinators ever in Dick Lebeau, has the matchups to slow down the Cardinals' high-flying passing attack.

Larry Fitzgerald is going to get his yards, but the Steelers' pass-rushing ability will limit the downfield throws from Kurt Warner. This is going to be a great game but in the end Steelers' defense will slow down the Cardinals' offense.

Pittsburgh 28, Arizona 19.

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