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Old 02-26-2010, 01:57 AM   #212
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Predictions:
#5 Tennessee Titans 13 - 19 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 12 - 15 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 32 - 22 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 17 - 21 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 19 - 21 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 25 - 29 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
#5 Tennessee Titans 34 - 14 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers

Prediction Overall Votes
#5 Tennessee Titans 2 vs 5 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers

Overall Scoring Average Prediction
#5 Tennessee Titans 21 vs 20 #2 Pittsburgh Steelers

Preview:
There is only one thing certain in this year's AFC Championship Game. It will be one of the most hyped and best games of the past 20 years. It Features the #2 Defense (Steelers) going against the #4 ranked defesne (Titans)

Who knows how this game will play out.

In the AFC Championship which features two great defenses there both different in contracts. Pittsburgh with the #2 ranked defense prides itself on stopping the run and the Titans #4 ranked defense devours opponents on the passing game with their intimidating ballhawking secondary.

The Tennessee Titans will get Chris Johnson back who sat out in the Wildcard and Divisional Rounds with a hamstring injury. He wasn't as productive as his last years 2000 milestone but rushed the ball 277 times for 1432 yards for an average of 5.1 yards per carry and had 14 touchdowns and no fumbles.

The Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall in his first full year as true starter rushed the ball 299 times for 1233 yards for an average of 4.1 yards per carry and had five touchdowns and seven fumbles. He is complimented well with Rookie Dexter McCluster who rushed the ball 45 times for 338 yards for an average of 7.5 yards per carry, no touchdowns and six fumbles but the majority came on muffed and fumbled returns.

The Steelers special teams were one of the best in recent league history. Kentucky Special Teams Ace Linebacker Johnny Williams led the league in 21 special teams tackles and also had two sacks. Derrick Doggett had five tackles but also a key fumble recovery back in week 2 against Baltimore.

The Steelers secondary is led by All-Pro Safety Troy Polamalu who totaled 72 tackles and 3 interceptions. Rookie Sensastion Earl Thomas stole the show as AFC's Best Defensive Back of the year had 66 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, and 7 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns, on his debut with the Steelers at the Season Opener he intercepted Drew Brees in the endzone and carried it back 101 yards for the touchdown. 3 yards short of tying and 5 yards short of breaking the record.

The Titans secondary is headlined by Free Safety Michael Griffin who recorded 72 tackles, 1 sack, 4 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. On the other side Ex Steeler Chris Hope had 68 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions that went for 2 defensive touchdowns. Don't forget Cortland Finnegan who totaled 23 tackles and shut down some of the best recievers in the game with 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.

Don't expect the Steelers to pass the ball around much. Expect each team to try and establish the run.

Steelers 35-31
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