Super Bowl Prediction: 2009 Steel Curtain Too Much for the Cards

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Super Bowl Prediction: 2009 Steel Curtain Too Much for the Cards

It's that time of year again when friends and family come together to watch the most exciting event of the year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers face off against the Arizona Cardinals will you have Super Bowl fever?
It should be an intriguing and interesting game that features the top defense in the NFL and one of the top offenses in the NFL. Who has the edge and who will win this extravaganza?
The Steelers win with their defense with a heavy dosage of Willie Parker and the underrated Santonio Holmes, who's been their MVP in the playoffs so far. Oh and they have the 26-year old Ben Roethlisberger and the veteran Hines Ward. The Steelers defense is tops in the NFL and if they are going to win this game, they are going to have to stop the dangerous Cardinals offense.
The Cardinals offense can be explosive and has been on fire lately. Led by Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, it's tough to stop any of these guys. The only question mark is Boldin, because he's been hampered by a hamstring injury in the playoffs. This would mean that the relatively unknown Steve Breaston would have to step up and make some plays. If Breaston was ever going to have his break-out party in the playoffs, this is his opportunity.
As much as there is about the talk of the Cardinals passing game, their running-backs have been the key to keeping them from being one-dimensional. Led by Edgerrin James and Tim Hightower, the Cardinals running game has been rejuvenated and keeping defenses on their toes. The Cardinals need these guys to keep on doing that or else they'll have to block the Steelers fierce pass-rush.
The Cardinals defense has also stepped up in a big way. By making key turnovers at crucial moments, they have helped this team get to where they are. If it weren't for the defense, they would not be in this position and will need them to come to play if they want to hoist the Lombardi trophy.
Now it's time to look at the teams in depth and make a prediction.

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