The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will square off today with the winner being immortalized as the Super Bowl XLV Champions.
Here at Arrowhead Addict we’ve had a little competition of our own going on. The staff has picked each playoff game and today we will crown a champion.
Big Matt had been in first place throughout the playoffs after a strong opening weekend but he got cute last week, picking the Bears and the Jets and he is now in 2nd place.
Here are the standings:
Adam T: 6-4
Big Matt: 5-5
Double D: 3-5 (no picks last week)
After the jump, we have our official picks and the reader standings.
Randy: Packers 28, Steelers 21.
Steelers ahead at half, Big Ben wont show up in the second half.
Adam T: Green Bay 20, Pittsburgh 17
The great Steelers run defense makes the Packers one dimensional. However, with Aaron Rodgers under center Green Bay is okay with that.
Merlin: Green Bay 35, Pittsburgh 31
For the Pack to win it all, they must turn the game into a shootout. I picked Green Bay at the beginning of the year and I will dance with them till the end.
Patrick: Steelers 27, Packers 23
I respect the Steelers as an organization but I’ve hated them my entire life. I grew up in Ohio and my old man is a Browns fan. Even though I ended up being a Chiefs fan I was raised to hate the Steelers and I take that loathing seriously. I also don’t cheer for rapists and I wholeheartedly believe that is what Ben Roethlisberger is. I’ll be rooting like hell for the Green Bay Packers today.
But I’m picking the Steelers. It is a fact of like that things just don’t always go the way they should and I think that is what happens tonight. I hope I’m wrong.
Big Matt: Packers 17, Steelers 10
Really hoping the Steelers don’t boring their way to another Super Bowl. Although you gotta respect the Rooney family. And you also gotta respect Clark Hunt’s respect for the Rooney family.
Victor: Packers 31, Steelers 21
A nearly flawless Aaron Rodgers proves steelier than the Steelers’ QB, as Ben Roethlisberger finally make a few bad decisions (on the field, that is), and the Steelers watch the 2010 Packers match the feat they themselves had accomplished in 2005, becoming the only other Six Seed since the AFL-NFL merger to win a Super Bowl.
Lyle: Steelers 27, Packers 17
James Jones bobbles a key 4th quarter Aaron Rodgers pass that Troy Polamolu picks off and returns for a game icing TD. This ends up being the deciding factor in the Packers not resigning Jones. Jones goes on to sign with KC and gets his redemdtion as KC beats Jones’ old team in a KC 31 GB 30 Super Bowl classic next season.
Nick: Steelers 24, Packers 10
Steelers win number 7 with a solid performance by Big Ben and a stout defense that throws Rodgers (it hurts to say it having the same name and all) off his game. Super Bowl experience prevails in a decisive victory.
Double D: Steelers 27, Packers 24
Green Bay has an excellent defense, a great QB, and decent passing game but also lacks a formidable running game. In the end however, I think the Steelers defense keeps the damage to a minimum and Big Ben makes the necessary plays to snatch victory late in the 4th quarter.
Jeremy: Packers 28, Steelers 20
In the third quarter Big Ben is actually thrown out of the game for the sexual assault of Clay Matthews. When asked for comment, Ben stated Clay “looked like a girl from behind” and Clay was “always trying to sack him” Ben further went on to state, “I thought Clay was playing hard to get”. Things went downhill from there for the Steelers.
Our readers have also gotten in on the action this playoff season. Below are our reader standings. Congratulations to gjrchief and KCChiefsaddict for getting their picks in throughout the playoffs. They go to battle today for the AA Reader Championship. Thanks for participating everyone.