Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV Prediction

Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers should be a tightly contested game and has the potential to be a classic. The Steelers and Packers finished first and second overall in points allowed during the regular season. The Packers while playing three road games in the playoffs still managed to allow the least amount of points per game in the playoff at 17, while the Steelers are first in yards allowed at 207.

In December of 2009 these two teams met and Pittsburgh came out on top in a 37 to 36 shootout. Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers combined for six touchdowns and almost 900 yards through the air. I don't expect quiet that many fireworks today, but it is an indication of what both teams are capable of. Both quarterbacks had great years as they combined for 45 TDs while throwing only 16 interceptions. Big Ben will be going for his third Super Bowl victory while Aaron Rodgers will try to replace Brett Farve as the Packers legend.

Other than Green Bays lack of a power running game these teams are almost mirror images. This game like many in the NFL will come down to mistakes and execution. Who will turn over the ball more or get sacked more at crucial times. Both quarterbacks will be under siege as these two teams have combined for an amazing 95 sacks. Who will hold up under pressure for the entire sixty minutes?

I believe the first half will feature monster hits and great defense from both teams as they try to feel each other out the the defenses will dominate. I also believe there will be some big plays in this game because of the aggressive defensive play. Both Troy Polamalu and Charles Woodson will be down in the box making plays. The aggressiveness of both teams will give both Rodgers and Roethlisberger the ability to get one on one covered with their receivers. Green Bay will get big plays from Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Jordy Nelson while Pittsburgh has the lightning fast Mike Wallace combined with the always big game star Hines Ward.

Not many people are talking about the tight ends in this game but I believe they will be a huge factor. For the quarterbacks to have enough time to execute the big play they will need great blocking. The Steelers without Maurkice Pouncey are already going to be in trouble with their blocking they will need a great game from Heath Miller. Miller will be the key to blocking the edge and at times sneaking out to give them a mismatch on coverage. The Packers are really going to miss a player like Jermichael Finley in this one. Finley could be a huge weapon against the Steelers secondary. Instead the Packers will rely on Donald Lee. Will Lee be able hold out players like James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley? Watch these battles early to see which line is able to hold their ground longer.

I can't wait to watch this game it is a classic matchup. This is a game where you could really flip a coin to predict the winner. I believe if they played 100 times the results would be close to 50/50. Aaron Rodgers will need to have a great game to win this one. I believe the New England Patriots have given out the blue print on how to beat the Steelers and that is to throw the ball. The Packers especially early in this game should throw every down. Keep the backs and tight ends in get the blocking and wing it down field. Pittsburgh already has two close Super Bowl wins in a row, I like Green Bay today.

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Super Bowl XLV Prediction below:

Green Bay Packers 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers 20

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Marshall Faulk Elected To Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk was one of seven elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night. The other six inductees of the class of 2011 will be cornerback Deion Sanders, defensive end Richard Dent, tight end Shannon Sharpe, NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, and linebackers Chris Hanburger and Les Richter.

Marshall Faulk had an amazing career with 12,279 yards rushing, 6,875 yards receiving, 19154 total yards and 136 touchdowns including 100 on the ground. Marshall Faulk was a huge factor for the 1999 St. Louis Rams Greatest Show on Turf reaching and winning Super Bowl XXXIV. Faulk had an amazing 2429 yards from scrimmage in 1999. In addition Faulk was a 7-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro, to go with all of his additional awards listed below.

I would love to see the 2011 Hall of Fame Football Game and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony August 6th and 7th, 2011. Congratulations to you Marshall on this special day. I look forward to watching you put on the gold jacket you truly deserve it.

1994 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
1999 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year
2000 NFL Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP
2000 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year
2001 NFL Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)
2001 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year

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Sam Bradford Named AP Offensive ROY

Sam Bradford won the Associated Press 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

This season Sam Bradford set NFL rookie records for completions (354) and attempts (590), and his 3,512 passing yards are second most ever by an NFL rookie, only behind Peyton Manning's 3,739 yards in 1998. Bradford threw 18 touchdown passes, tied for fifth most by a rookie in NFL history. Bradford finished 25th in the NFL in quarterback rating 76.5, and 30th in yards per attempt at 6.0. The St. Louis Rams need to provide Sam Bradford with a much better receiving core and better game plans.

Bradford was one of only three quarterbacks in the NFL to take every offensive snap for his team this season. Bradford was also just the fourth rookie to take every snap for his team in a 16 game season.

Sam Bradford received 44 votes from a panel of 50 media members. Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Williams earned four votes, and Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey received the other two.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Super Bowl XLV Playoff Odds

Super Bowl XLV Playoff Odds

Favorite - Spread - Underdog

Green Bay Packers - 3 - Pittsburgh Steelers

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Championship Week Wup Ass Award

We have granted our Championship Week Wup Ass Award
Click HERE to find out who won!

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