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Super Bowl 2011: Aaron Rodgers and the Top 10 Potenial Playmakers

Brett AppleyCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2011

Super Bowl 2011: Aaron Rodgers and the Top 10 Potenial Playmakers

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    Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and the excitement is building up.

    Both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers have phenomenal athletes who want nothing more than to win a championship.

    When it comes down to it, big players make big plays in big games, but which potential playmaker will be able to come through for his squad on Sunday?

No. 10: James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

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    Being the running back for the Packers is no ordinary task.

    After Ryan Grant hurt himself in Week 1, Green Bay seemed content with just running the ball to set up the pass as opposed to running the ball to actually gain yards.

    Starks came in with three weeks left in the regular season, and so far this postseason he has played terrific football. He's racked up 263 yards on the ground along with a rushing touchdown.

    If he can score on a breakout run, that might be all the Packers need to win the game.

No. 9: Tramon Williams, CB, Green Bay Packers

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    Williams has been playing outstanding football in the playoffs so far. He already has three interceptions, one of which he ran back for a touchdown.

    The Green Bay defense is becoming a monster on the field, and Tramon Williams is a big part of that. If he continues to play like he has been, there's a chance he could make some impact plays on Sunday.

No. 8: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Across the line from the Green Bay defense sits Rashard Mendenhall.

    This is another player who could end up having a huge game. Multiple times during the regular season, Mendenhall either sealed a victory or led his team to one with a huge rush.

    He already has three touchdowns on the ground this postseason, and he should be looking for more.

No. 7: Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay Packers

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    Jennings has been Aaron Rodgers' go-to man in the playoffs. He has already racked up 17 receptions for 239 yards.

    Jennings has been known to make some dynamite catches in his career, and one more could set him up to be a hero for the Packers.

No. 6: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

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    What better person to pick than the guy who throws to Greg Jennings?

    Rodgers has played great so far this postseason and has only thrown two interceptions.

    His six touchdowns through the air and two on the ground have helped lead his team to the Super Bowl, but he may have to make some big plays for the Packers to come out on top.

No. 5: Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Mike Wallace can be without the ball for almost an entire game and then score an 85-yard touchdown out of nowhere. That's the type of guy he is.

    The Green Bay defense knows all about his speed, but it doesn't mean that Wallace still won't blow by them on occasion. He has the skills to turn the game around at any point.

No. 4: James Harrison, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Harrison is probably most well-known for his outspoken nature and the many fines he racks up.

    But, he still poses a huge threat to the Green Bay offense. He could easily get one strip-sack and change the outcome of the game.

No. 3: Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers

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    Matthews is the Green Bay equivalent on the defensive side of James Harrison.

    He was a leading candidate for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He has just been dominant and will most likely get through the Steelers O-line at some point and prove his worth to his team.

No. 2: Troy Polamalu, DB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Behind his long hair, Polamalu is one of the best defensive players in the game.

    He is truly a leader and has already come up with many game-changing performances.

    His ability to blitz from the outside, as well as come up with interceptions, makes him a huge threat for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.

No. 1: Charles Woodson, CB, Green Bay Packers

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    Although he hasn't recorded an interception this postseason, Woodson is the defensive leader for the Packers and does have the ability to make a huge impact on the game.

    Time after time he has come up with an important forced fumble, which has become his specialty.

    If Woodson can get his hands on the ball, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in for a rough time.

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