Steelers Demand Respect Ahead Super Bowl XLV, So Do Packers

January 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we close in on Super Bowl Sunday (still, inexplicably, nearly two weeks away), the analysts have already speculated heavily, weighing in on everything from the three phases of the game—offense, defense and special teams, to the off-the-field storylines—redemption for Big Ben.
One point that continues to be mentioned (deservedly so) is the fact that Pittsburgh is back for the third time in six years. Given the current state of the NFL (free agency), dynasties of the '70s (Steelers), '80s (49ers) and even '90 (Cowboys) seem to be a thing of the past.
Don't tell that to Mike Tomlin's crew in Pittsburgh—they're on track for the franchise's seventh Lombardi Trophy (second under Tomlin).
They beat the Baltimore Ravens (perennial defensive stalwarts) and the favorite by a lot of prognosticators in the preseason, the New York Jets.
These are impressive feats and definitely demand respect, but Vegas odds feel the Packers are favorites by two-and-a-half p...

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