Super Bowl XLV: 5 Unlikely Scenarios For Finale
The Super Bowl is the ultimate platform for analysis from any perspective. Whether you are breaking down each team by statistical prowess or simply who has the best hair, it seems as though everyone has an opinion on who will come out victorious in Super Bowl XLV.
Here are five unlikely, but possible scenarios that could come from the most anticipated Sunday of the National Football League season.
5. Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger Share MVP Honors
As rare as this feat might seem, it is entirely possibly that both Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger can come out and light up the scoreboard in a shootout. I see no reason that if the game is back and forth with excellent performances from each quarterback in a game that comes down to the wire, that they could not share the prestige that is the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.
In the history of the Super Bowl, only once have multiple participants claimed the Super Bowl MVP, which was shared by Randy White and Harvey Martin of the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XII.
4. Game Decided By A Missed Point After
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Like many great games in Super Bowl history, one play could be the difference in the outcome of the final score. As crazy as this season has been, I believe it would be fitting that a missed point after touchdown that sails wide of the uprights at any point in the game would be a fitting close to the season.
Only once has a game ended with a differential of a single point. Super Bowl XXV had a final score of 20-19 in favor of the New York Giants over the Buffalo Bills.
3. James Starks Rushes For Over 100 Yards
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In almost an overnight Cinderella story, James Starks has lifted the Green Bay Packers running game to another level it has been without for nearly the entire season. His largest task is ahead of him, as the Pittsburgh Steelers have not allowed a 100-yard rusher all season.
This will be a key factor, as in two of the four Steelers losses they gave up a combined 100 yards or more to the opposition.
2. Ben Roethlisberger Awarded MVP In Losing Effort
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This game could be a matter of Ben Roethlisberger against himself. He is regarded by many as being the best quarterback in pressure situations and could have another shot at proving his critics wrong. I believe if he throws for three touchdowns in a losing effort in which a fumble from another player costs Pittsburgh the game, he could walk away with some hardware in the loss.
This spectacle has happened before in Super Bowl history as Chuck Howley was named Super Bowl MVP of Super Bowl V in a losing effort.
1. Charles Woodson Relives The Infamous Tuck Rule
This is probably the most devastating turn of events in Charles Woodson's career, but I can see a late drive from the Steelers halted by a Ben Roethlisberger fumble caused by Charles Woodson in which the booth reviews and overturns the calling. In doing so, the Steelers get one last chance to seal the game and follow through with a game-winning score as time expires.
The Super Bowl is the game with the most eyes watching and the next big moment could be this Sunday; perhaps you will be witness to the next big game.