Super Bowl XLV is right around the corner and fans are eager to see how it will match up against the previous 44 championship games.
February 6, 2011 will be a day for Packers fans to remember for the rest of their lives.
They are making their first Super Bowl appearance since 1997, when the team was led by legendary QB Brett Favre.
Now almost 15 years later, Favre is long gone in Green Bay and people are now excited about their legend-to-be in QB Aaron Rodgers.
Here are five reasons why the Pack will be victorious on Super Bowl Sunday night.
Completions: 94 for 135 (70%)
Pass Yards: 1213 yards
Rush Yards: 17 yards/gm
Pass TD/INT: 10/3
Rush TDs: 3
Passer Rating: 115.25
I really do not need to explain anymore. Rodgers has been the most dominating performer in the playoffs for the past two years. He finally got his first playoff win this year against the Philadelphia Eagles. Now he has led his team to Super Bowl XLV to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tom Brady should win the NFL MVP, but if there was a playoff MVP, Mr. Rodgers should definitely be in that neighborhood.
The Packers' defense had the second best point defense in the league during the regular season. They only allowed 15 points per game. They were third in overall defense among the teams that made the playoffs.
The thing that scares opposing teams is their ability to create turnovers. The Packers have six interceptions in three games this postseason. They have caused three fumbles as well.
When the Packers go to tackle the ball carrier, they go to strip the ball. OLB Clay Matthews and CB Charles Woodson don't try to tackle you; they try to rip the ball right out of your hands.
Laugh all you want, but each team's punter will be critical in Super Bowl XLV. These are two of the best defenses in the league and points will be very important and hard to come by.
Tim Masthay and the Packers have the advantage at the punter position. Masthay, a rookie out of University of Kentucky, has dazzled in his first season. He has been especially good in the playoffs and in times when it mattered most. He has always got the job done and always pins opponents deep into their own end zone.
Masthay this postseason has averaged 40 yards on 12 punts. He has knocked six of those punts inside the 20 with just one touchback.
Matthews has been hands down the most important player to his defensive team and is rumored to be awaiting the award for Defensive Player of the Year, according to some sources.
In 15 games this year, Matthews had a ridiculous 14 sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, and two touchdowns.
He has continued his dominance in the postseason with 3.5 sacks and has been the key piece in the Packers holding opponents to just 17 points a game.
With that kind of defense and QB Aaron Rodgers leading on the other side of the ball, Green Bay will be a tough team to crack in next weekend's game.
The "Greatest Show on Turf" is back. QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have dominated in domes and have put up huge numbers. Just ask the Atlanta Falcons.
The ability of the Green Bay wide-outs is among tops in the league. Put those receivers on a turf surface with Aaron Rodgers at QB, you got yourself an unfair advantage on at least one side of the ball.
This game will be close and will be a very good game, even though most wanted the bigger market teams in the Super Bowl.
Prediction: Green Bay 27 Pittsburgh 23