With the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers squaring off in Dallas on February 6 in Super Bowl XLV, the football-watching world anticipates a classic battle between two exceptional teams.
Green Bay comes into the game with the No. 5 passing offense from the regular season.
Pittsburgh will counter with this year's No. 2 defense.
While no one knows who will emerge as the most outstanding players on either team, certain Super Bowl marks are likely to be safe.
The following are 10 all-time records that are not likely to be broken in this year's Super Bowl:
Steve Young looks for an open receiver
In Super Bowl XXIX, the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers in a wide-open, high-scoring affair, 49-26.
It is not likely that either team is going to be able to run up big point totals on their opponent's defense.
The Steelers had the No. 1 scoring defense only allowing 14.5 points per game.
Right behind them were the Packers, who had the No. 2 scoring defense (15 ppg).
Depending on where you look, the over-under for the game (combined point total for the two teams) is 45 points.
The Washington Redskins, led by QB Doug Williams (pictured) put up an amazing 602 yards offense against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
As much as many people talk about the Steelers defense (No. 2, 276 ypg), the Packers defenders (309 ypg) were awfully tough in 2010, too. They ended up being the No. 5 team in total defense.
It is possible the two offenses won't have 600 combined yards, let alone one team being able to roll up that kind of insane yardage.
The most lopsided game in Super Bowl history (XXIV) was won by the San Francisco Forty-Niners beating the Denver Broncos 55-10. Joe Montana completed 13 passes in a row in route to a 22-for-29 passing day with five TDs.
Pittsburgh beat the Browns 41-9 in the last game of the 2010 season. Green Bay beat the Cowboys 45-7 during the middle of this season.
The possibilities of a blowout in either direction are incredibly small.
The likely final scoring margin of this year's Super Bowl will be seven points or less. The current line is Packers by three.
In last year's Super Bowl, Drew Brees (32) and Peyton Manning (31) combined for 63 completions.
While both teams signal-callers are capable of "airing it out," it is not likely they will bring that kind of attack to XLV.
In Super Bowl XXXVII, Rich Gannon threw five interceptions in a 48-21 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Neither of this year's starting QBs force passes, and so both of them have a very low interception count on the season.
Roethlisberger threw only five INTs in 12 games. He never threw more than one in any game this year. He had seven games where he didn't throw a single INT.
Rodgers threw 11 INTs in 15 games. He did have three games where he threw two picks, but Rodgers also had six games where he had none.
This is a key statistic. If either of these QBs gets careless with the ball, it could determine the outcome of the game.
Super Bowl VII was the final achievement of the Miami Dolphins completing a perfect, undefeated season, as they beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl game.
As was mentioned previously, these teams both score in the mid-20s. There is no reason to believe that whoever wins this game will be able to be victorious without scoring at least 20 points.
Kurt Warner threw for 407 yards for the St. Louis Rams to beat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16.
Roethliberger, for his career, averages 225 passing ypg. In his 12 postseason games, he averages 215 passing ypg.
Rodgers for his career, averages 235 passing ypg. In his four postseason starts, he averages 304 passing ypg.
It is worth noting that last year, in a playoff-game shootout with Arizona (51-45 loss), Rodgers did throw for 423 yards.
As was already discussed, this won't be a shootout, and it is not likely to be a wide-open, pass-happy game either.
Timmy Smith of the Washington Redskins gashed the Denver Broncos defense in Super Bowl XXII for 204 yards and scoring two TDs.
Rashard Mendenhall, the Steelers leading ground-gainer had three 100+ yard games, with a high game of 151 yards gained against the Bills.
The Packers regular season rushing leader, Brandon Jackson's high yardage game for the season was 115 yards against the Redskins. This was his only 100-yard rushing game.
While breakaway runs help RBs pile up the yards fast, neither teams defenses give up a lot of big plays.
Super Bowl V, between the Baltimore Colts and the Dallas Cowboys is sometimes called the "Blunder Bowl" or the "Stupor Bowl" because it was filled with poor play, penalties and turnovers.
The Cowboys, unusual for a Tom Landry-coached team, were flagged 10 times for 133 yards.
The Steelers were eighth most penalized team in the NFL this season at 56.7 ypg.
The Packers were the 30th most penalized team at only 38.8 ypg.
Even if you add these two amounts together, you still are almost 40 yards short of the Cowboys mark.
The New York Giants controlled the ball for more than two-thirds of Super Bowl XXV, as the Giants beat the Bills 20-19. Ottis Anderson, the game's MVP carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards.
The Packers were No. 3 in the NFL in time of possession this season by controlling the ball for 32:17.
The Steelers were right behind them at No. 4 (32:08).
Both teams have the ability to chew up clock, but to hold onto it for almost three quarters of the game is insane.