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No question this is the most important thing for the Steelers.
Even though they gave up a lot of pass yards this season, they still finished 12th overall and led the league in yards per pass with 6.3.
No team can run on the Steelers so they are forced to pass the ball in order to win. It's likely the Packers will do just that, so the defense has to be ready.
Instead of dropping seven and eight and rushing three and four, the Steelers need to bring some heat on Rodgers.
They can't afford to just sit back and let him pick the secondary apart like Brady and Brees did.
When the Steelers blitz, they have to blitz with control. Aaron Rodgers isn't big, but he is slippery. If you don't bring him down, he will take off for some nice chunks of yardage.
The Steelers also have to keep Rodgers out the end zone. He's going to get his passing yards in, no doubt, but if the Steelers keep him from scoring, then it will still be a victory for the secondary.
If the Steelers stick to these seven keys, they will win Super Bowl XLV.