Super Bowl XLV : Why Green Bay Cheese Will Melt Through Pittsburgh Steel

February 5, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the lazy journalist takes the easy way out by huddling in front of the lockers of Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rogers, defense is the real story of Super Bowl XLV.
This may be the best defensive matchup a Super Bowl has seen since the Steelers took on the Dallas Cowboys in 1978.
While Pittsburgh had the top defense in the NFL that year, Dallas ranked third. Yet it didn't matter that Sunday, as Pittsburgh won in a 35-31 explosion. It was the highest scoring Super Bowl until 1993, and still ranks as the fourth highest.
Statistically, this is the best run defense the Steelers has ever had. Even better than the legendary "Steel Curtain", which says a lot. Pittsburgh led the NFL in scoring and rushing defense this year. The Packers ranked second in scoring defense while ranking fifth in pass defense.
While the Packers were mediocre at stopping the run in 2010, they showed a slight improvement in that area during their playoff run. Part of the reason is the successe...

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