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2011 Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Wed, Jan 26, 3:52pm by Kevin Pitstock

On Sunday, February 6th, 2011 – the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will get together for the biggest game of the National Football League season. Both teams are certainly accustomed to the game, as the Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles in the history of the NFL, and the great Lombardi trophy is named after former Packer Vince Lombardi. Both teams come in with excellent defenses and have quarterbacks that can control the football.

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Green Bay Packers Superbowl Preview

The Green Bay Packers come into the game as the 6th seed out of the NFC. Green Bay went on the road and knocked down the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears in the postseason. Green Bay almost didn’t make the postseason, as they needed wins at home over the Giants and Bears to clinch a spot. Green Bay has used the right arm of Aaron Rodgers to move the ball with success. On the season Rodgers threw for 3922 yards and 28 touchdowns. His top target was Greg Jennings, who caught 76 passes – 12 of them for touchdowns. The running game for Green Bay was near non-existent mid-way through the season, but has emerged with Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn. Green Bay led the NFC in point differential during the regular season, as they scored 388 points and allowed 240 on defense. Green Bay ranked fifth defensively against the pass, allowing 194.2 yards per game.

Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl Preview

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl in February of 2009. In 2010, injuries and tough breaks caused them not to make the postseason. This season, Pittsburgh tied with the Baltimore Ravens at the top of the AFC North. At 12-4, the Steelers were granted the tiebreaker, which allowed them to receive the #2 seed. In the postseason, Pittsburgh beat the Ravens 31-24, and then downed the New York Jets 24-19. The Steelers season started rough as their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for the first four games due to breaking the NFL’s personal conduct policy. In those four games, the Steelers won three and lost one. During the regular season, Big Ben threw for 3200 yards and 17 touchdowns. Running back Rashard Mendenhall carried the ball over 300 times for 1273 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Super Bowl 2011 Pick and Prediction

The Green Bay Packers came into the game as -3 favorites. Since then, the line has moved down to Green Bay -2.5. This is kind of surprising, as the Steelers had a better resume during the regular season. Why are they underdogs in the biggest game of the year?  Ben Roethlisberger is a career 9-1 in playoff games.  Pittsburgh and their head coach Mike Tomlin certainly have been battle tested in big playoff games. The Packers have a ton of momentum, winning five straight games, including three on the road. Aaron Rodgers is in a mode where he looks almost impossible to stop. In saying all of that, we are picking the Pittsburgh Steelers to win this game and cover the +2.5 spread.  Helpful tip – if you can get this line at +3 that would be even better!  So watch both Sportingbet and Centrebet for their odds.

Bet for the 2011 Superbowl: Pittsburgh Steelers +2.5 at Sportingbet


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