Pittsburgh Steelers Have Plenty To Be Optimistic About After Super Bowl Loss

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl XLV left a strange feeling about the Pittsburgh Steelers. In recent years we learned to know this team, seeing it regularly cruising through playoffs, winning the AFC three times in six years and raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy on two occasions. Pittsburgh, entering Super Sunday, was considered a Super Bowl veteran, since this squad and many of its roster elements had enough experience to supposedly top the Green Bay Packers.
Pittsburgh’s tradition always seem to carry this team on top, so watching them falling in the hole they dug for themselves was highly uncharacteristic. Defense, running game, clock management and smart quarterback play made this franchise the force that, with New England as the only exemption, has dominated the AFC with its well-known smash-mouth football.
The Steelers fell behind Green Bay early in the first quarter, when a bunch of unconventional mistakes suddenly morphed them into underdogs. The Packers, who ...

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