Super Bowl XLV: Steelers Get No Respect, Two-Point Underdogs To Packers

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a championship weekend full of hard-hitting defensive play, high-flying offensive performances, near comebacks, and a little controversy, the Super Bowl matchup is set: the Green Bay Packers are poised to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, and the reasonable odds should give Pittsburgh the edge in bringing home the hardware.
But since when has reason had anything to do with odds-making?
Hold on to your hats, Steeler Nation, the 6-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers are two-point underdogs in this one.
You read that correctly, they are underdogs. The team with 34 post season victories to the Packers 28, the team with 52 total post season games played to the Packers 44, the team who has appeared in eight Super Bowls since the merger to the Packers two is somehow a two-point underdog.
How can this be?
The Steelers have won two of the last six Super Bowls played, and the quarterback who is currently unde...

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