Well, The Freak thinks this is overrated as it’s a benefit in terms of all the off-field requests and craziness. But once they get between the white lines, it’s just a football game.
In fact, you have to believe that the Packer players will have a little more incentive as none of them have won a Super Bowl, and many on the Steelers have one, if not two rings. The motivational edge will be with the Packers.
Back early in September, The Freak picked the Ravens and Packers to be in the Super Bowl. Although it’s five months later, the Pack is still The Freak’s pick for two reasons - coverage and pressure.
Green Bay corners Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and Sam Shields don’t need any help in pass coverage, which will allow Clay Matthews and others to rush Ben Roethlisberger into a mistake or two.
"Back early in September, The Freak picked the Ravens and Packers to be in the Super Bowl. Although it’s five months later, the Pack is still The Freak’s pick for two reasons - coverage and pressure." - John Turner
The Steelers will also bring the pressure as well, and will get home with some of their zone blitzes. But their corners just don’t match up well with these Packer receivers, and that will be the difference in a very close game.
This will be a great football game as both teams really are mirror images of each other. Both use similar schemes in their 3-4 defences, both quarterbacks throw well on the run and can allude the pass rush, and have great coaches.
The Freak sees this coming down to the fourth quarter as they are two evenly-matched teams. The Packers will make one more play than the Steelers on a fumble by Roethlisberger from a blitzing Woodson that will set up a Mason Crosby game-winning field goal. Packers win 27-24.