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Super Bowl Predictions

Super Bowl Predictions

By Wayne Epps, Jr.
Sports Editor

Super Bowl XLV is an unlikely matchup. I am not sure how many people would have picked the Steelers, who started the season with their star quarterback Ben Roethlisburger suspended, to play the Packers, who were ousted early in the playoffs last sesason. But the Steelers always seem to find a way to make it deep in the playoffs. And the Packers have ridden a phenominal defense and outstanding play by quarterback Aaron Rodgers to play for the title. I believe that this will be a great game.

These two teams have two of the best defenses, but I think that the offenses might steal the show for this game. The Packers have a very experienced receiver corps of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver to haul in passes from Rodgers. Green Bay also has rookie running back James Starks, who has been a force thus far in the playoffs. Pittsburgh receiving will be anchored by Hines Ward, and the rushing attack should come primarily from Rashard Mendenhall.

This game will be back and forth, but that the Steelers will pull out the win. I think that they are just too experienced. When the going gets tough, Big Ben and Hines Ward always seem to be able to engineer a win. I say that it will be Pittsburgh 34, Green Bay 24.

By Kevin Harris
Sports Writer

Just one week from this Sunday night millions of Americans will gather around their televisons to see the most watched event in America and that is the Super Bowl. This years game features the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. It should be a very intresting game to watch but I think in the end the Packers will pull out a win and claim their fourth Superbowl victory.

The Green Bay Packers are led on the offensive side of the ball by Aaron Rodgers and I think he will be the diffrence maker. His ability to make plays and lead his team on the biggest stage will be the diffrence in the Packers winning and losing.

Now while some may think he is too young, I believe that Rodgers is ready to step into the role and be the next great NFL superstar. Now on the defensive side of the ball the Packers are led by what i believe to be the best linebacker core in the NFL. Led by Clay Matthews on the outside, the great linebackers for the Packers should force the Steelers to throw the ball and that is where the great corner play of Charles Woodson comes in. With his experience and leadership the secondary for the Packers will not make it easy for the Steelers to throw the ball. So while it will be a hard fought game.

I am going to make my prediction and say that the Green Bay Packers will win this game and claim a fourth championship. A fourth trophy that bears the name of their legendary coach. Final Score: Green Bay: 31 Pittsburgh: 21

If you think the Super Bowl will end differently post a comment here and let us know what you think.

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    Haseena Abdur-RahmanMay 12, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Back when it was just one week from superbowl sunday night, millions of Americans will gathered around their televisons to see it. This years game featured the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. It was a very intresting game to watch because I am a fan of both teams. In the end, the Packers win and claimed their fourth Superbowl victory.

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    Rachel ArnoldMay 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    This article was neat. I like the whole idea of posting an article then leaving it open-ended for people to respond with their opinions. I don’t have an pinion though because I don’t watch much sports. I do, however, know that the Packers won so it sounds like this writer knew what he was talking about.

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    madison guidryMar 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This was a cool article. The super bowl is something that students are really into. I think it motivates them to actually want to read the topic.if they are interested in It.

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    Joseph PervallMar 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Coming into the game I believed that the Steelers would win based on experience and the ability to dominate their opponents, but the Packers simply outmatched the Steelers. Steelers Nickelback William Gay proved incapable of being a starter, and his inabilities in man coverage were exploited several times, including the opening touchdown of the game to Jordy Nelson. Although the Steelers managed to shut down the run like they have all season, and their pass rush got to Aaron Rodgers several times, the lack of talent in the secondary ultimately costed the Steelers their 7th Super Bowl title, and I fully expect the Pittsburgh front office to address the secondary issues in the draft.

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    Alex MartinezMar 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    The best way I know how to predict the super bowl is to simulate it with Madden. Haha I actually don’t watch sports and have no idea what advantages either team has, but I do know that the Packers won so congratulations to the Packers.

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    Olivia TritschlerFeb 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I think this is a cool thing to add to the school newspaper (online) because it is something that I think a lot of students will find interesting because a lot of people watch the Super Bowl and cheer for their favorite teams. It is a great way to get people interested in reading the paper or visiting the website.