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Why it could be great: Two of the NFL’s five best defenses, that’s why. Green Bay allowed only 309 yards per game in the regular season, but Pittsburgh, led by 73-year-old defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, was better. The Steelers, ranked second in total defense, surrendered an average of 276 yards. Points would be at a premium, but who cares when both defenses are laying the wood on every series?
Why it could be awful: For the very reason I just mentioned. At what point during a 6-3 Super Bowl do the commercials become more enthralling and amusing than the actual game?
Odds of it happening: Significantly lower than the aforementioned Green Bay-New York matchup. Though it’s away from home, I consider Green Bay’s task to be less arduous than that of Pittsburgh, who tripped out of the gates at home this weekend and now must deal with perhaps the hottest among the four remaining playoff teams.
Outcome: Pittsburgh, 17-14