Pittsburgh Steelers: Five Teams That Stand in the Way of a Seventh Super Bowl

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Five Teams That Stand in the Way of a Seventh Super Bowl
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The Green Bay Packers authored the game plan the Pittsburgh Steelers can expect to see all season. Spread it out, hand the ball to your running back only when the run is wide open, and hope your defense can hang on long enough to defeat Ben Roethlisberger and his gang of playmakers.

Green Bay did this to perfection; little-known James Starks averaged over five yards per carry in the Super Bowl, an unthinkable stat against the league’s premier run defense. By playing away from the teeth of the NFL's most ferocious D, the Packers were able to beat the two-time (in the Roethlisberger/Hines Ward/Troy Polamalu/James Harrison era) Super Bowl Champions. 

In league full of copycats, Pittsburgh would be wise to expect more of the same from their opponents throughout 2011. However, only a handful of teams have the means to execute such a specific game plan against one of the most talented and experienced rosters in the NFL. The following is a list of those teams.  

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