Super Bowl XLV has finally arrived, and after an exciting postseason run, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Pittsburgh has won an NFL betting record six Super Bowls and will look to capture their seventh on February 6th.
The Steelers offense ranked 14th or better throughout the regular season in PPG, YPG, PYPG and RYPG, while their defense led the league in fewest PPG and RYPG and was second in YPG.
Pittsburgh has won their last three contests against the Packers and have a total of 25 players on their roster with Super Bowl odds experience.
Green Bay enters the game as winners of an NFL-record 12 championships, including three Super Bowl titles.
The Packers offense is led by Rodgers, who threw only 11 interceptions throughout the regular season. Rodgers ranked third in the league in passer rating (101.2), seventh amongst all quarterbacks in total yards (3,922) and sixth in touchdowns (28).
Green Bay's defense has been nothing short of spectacular throughout the playoffs thus far, totaling 10 sacks and six interceptions in three games.
Led by Clay Matthews, the Packers defense should be able to get things going early, putting all the pressure on Big Ben and the Steelers offense to produce.
Green Bay is favored by 2.5 points over the Steelers in this exciting battle.
Sportsbook Prediction: The Packers will look to establish their running game early on with James Starks leading the way. If Green Bay can consistently run the ball and Rodgers can hit the open receiver, Pittsburgh is going to have a difficult time trying to keep up with the Packers.
I predict Green Bay will steal the show in Dallas, capturing their fourth Super Bowl title.