Well, It's official! The Steelers are BACK in the superbowl for the 2nd time in 4 Years in what is SEEMING to be the biggest mismatch in superbowl history. Not many SB's have opened up with on team being favored by OVER a touchdown.....
I say rubbish, this is a VERY dangerous Arizona team that has PROVEN to be elite in the NFC. Larry Fitzgerald is a marquis player in the NFL at that position and could WIDELY (by me included) be considered the best WR in all of football. Thy should not be taken lightly. They have a superbowl winning qb, a great O-Line and a bruiser back..as well as the best WR tandem in the NFL.... How can we say this will be easy?
Keys to the Game:
Larry Fitzgerald vs The Steelers Secondary:
This is the game. Plain and simple. They are going to need to press Fitz early and keep a seeker on him the entire game. Ike Taylor is the best shot to cover. Secondly, Polamalu is going to NEED to be on Blitz packages. They need to blitz early and often. If we can get to Warner before he sets himself for the throw, we can stop the play, and put him off his mark.
I suggest running a trap and blitzing polamalu to the inside. All he will need to beat is possibly the blocking back, which he can handle..... The Front Line and LB can handle James.....Not worried about the run.
Roethlisberger's Superbowl Woes:
We all remeber Superbowl XL. Roethlisberger was 9/21 for 123 yards and 2 Picks...... Ben needs to put the game face on and make up for lost time. Hopefully this year he wont be interviewd in his locker room staring at the floor embarassed by his performance.
Predictions.....well, This WILL be a blowout contrary to my earlier thoughts. I forsee a career Game for Roethlisberger......call me an optimist. Roethlisberger Throws for 4 Td's in theis Game and is named MVP.
Ben - 23/28 340 yards 4 TD's No Int's
Parker: 21 Carries 95 Yards and a TD
Ward AND Santonio BOTH over 100 Yards.
Final Prediction.. Steelers 41 - Cardinals 17
Love ya Black and Gold. Lets do this!