Super Bowl 2011: Greg Jennings vs. Mike Wallace in Battle of Speedsters

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Super Bowl 2011: Greg Jennings vs. Mike Wallace in Battle of Speedsters
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Jennings breaks away from two Falcons defenders.

Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace are the best wide receivers on the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Their success will largely determine the winner of the Super Bowl.

Neither Jennings nor Wallace are the typical modern possession receivers often seen in the NFL. Neither is taller than six foot.  Neither was a first round draft pick.

They also don't catch the ball as often as other No. 1 receivers, but they make it count when they do. Wallace led the league in yards per catch at 21, while Jennings was also among the leaders at just over 16.  

Jennings had 1,265 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2010, Wallace had 1,257 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

Although the Steelers are generally known as a smash mouth, run-heavy football team, Wallace adds flair and will be effective for an indoors Super Bowl.  

In the Steelers 2009 Super Bowl victory, their No. 1 wide receiver, Santonio Holmes won the Super Bowl MVP after a clutch catch late in the game.

Wallace hopes to add his name to the Steelers wide receiver tradition that spans from Lynn Swann to Hines Ward to Santonio Holmes. 

Jennings has benefited from playing with Brett Favre early in his career and is now lucky to again be playing with one of the game's premiere quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers.  

Jennings has been playing with a banged-up knee, but it hasn't been affecting his postseason numbers.  He has averaged over 115 yards in games against the Falcons and Bears.

Both teams will count on their quick receivers for big plays to break the Super Bowl open.  Speed becomes an even more important aspect to games played in domes.

Cornerbacks will be running wild trying to keep up, and at the end of the game, Jennings or Wallace just might be the Super Bowl MVP.

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