Steelers vs. Packers: Current Tale of the Tape Heading Into Super Sunday
Steelers vs. Packers Gives us Two Teams That Get to the Same Place in Different Ways
This year's versions of these two franchises are interesting studies in success. The Steelers grind things out on the ground, while the Packers gain chunks of yards through the air. Pittsburgh was ranked 8th in the league in rushing attempts and rushing touchdowns, and 11th in rushing yards, while Green Bay was ranked 20th in attempts, 18th in TD's, and 24th in yards. But Green Bay was ranked 5th in passing yards and 4th in passing touchdowns, while Pittsburgh was ranked 14th in yards and just 21st in touchdowns.
On defense, it's the opposite. The Steelers don't let their opponents run the ball, while the Packers have a top notch secondary that stifles most passing attacks. Pittsburgh finished 2010 leading the league in every run defense category, allowing the least rushing attempts, yards, and touchdowns, and the lowest average yards per carry. Green Bay allowed the 5th fewest passing yards, and was second in the league with 24 interceptions.
The most telling stats though? Pittsburgh's defense allowed the fewest points in the league, giving up only 232 points all season, an average of just 14.5 points allowed per game. Second best? The Packers, who gave up just 240 points (15 points per game). That means we should expect a low scoring Super Bowl.
That doesn't mean it won't be exciting though. On the contrary, that simply means that every yard will be hard fought, and every first down will feel like a mini victory. In this kind of a contest, turnovers will play a key role. As for that stat? The Steelers had the second best turnover margin in the league, +17. The Packers were no slouches either, fourth at +10. Whichever team holds more true to that line on Sunday will be hoisting the trophy at the end.
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