Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I'm with you on this, RB. I think the game will be close, but the Steelers have the proverbial ability to impose their will on you.
As much as I don't like the Steelers, I admire them having a team philosophy and sticking with it. If the Steelers defense (and Polomalu) are healthy, I see them blitzing Rodgers silly and making him make quick reads and accurate throws under pressure. Now Rodgers also has a gun and the fastest release in the game, so this ought to be an interesting matchup. And the Steelers will run the ball and Roethlisberger will play his game where he moves around, sheds tacklers like Lilliputians off Gulliver, and makes some key throws. I see the game 27-14 Steelers with the Steelers scoring late to cement a win.
Your prediction sems to be about spot-on (unfortunately). The Packers could win, but I would bet on the Steelers.
Now if I could have my wish, Green Bay would win 74-0. After the game the Steelers would blame the loss upon Ben Roethlisberger being distracted by the presence of teenage girls in the stands and the injury sustained by Troy Polomalu when James Harrison missed an intended helmet-to-helmet hit on Aaron Rodgers and hit Pomomalu instead, causing Polomalu to suffer a hair concussion. Old time Steelers fans blamed the loss upon the injuries suffered by Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier against Baltimore.