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Old 01-22-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Super Bowl: Breaking down Pittsburgh Steelers

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Written by Craig Trapp
Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Super Bowl: Breaking down Pittsburgh Steelers: Heading into the Super Bowl the Steelers can't feel any better about their playoff games thus far. Two different style teams but the same result with two very convincing wins. In fact Pittsburgh has been playing very well the last 10 games of the year, finishing 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread. The NFL Super Bowl Odds at Bodoglife.com has made Pittsburgh a -7 point favorites to Arizona Cardinals heading into this matchup. Of the last 8 wins Pittsburgh has won by more than seven points six times.

Pittsburgh has been very efficient in the playoffs. In both games their offense has been pounding the ball with their run game and then getting big plays from their passing game. Last time Pittsburgh was in the Super Bowl, Willie Parker dominated the game with a couple big runs. Look for him to have another good game as Arizona has a poor run defense. Big Ben stands in the pocket and completes a ton of deep passes off play action fakes. Not sure Arizona has a defense that can match up with Pittsburgh explosive offense. The NFL Super Bowl Odds at Bodoglife.com list the total in this Steelers vs Cardinals game is set at 47 points.

Defensively the Steelers are the #1 defense in all of the NFL. They take away what other teams like to do and force you into long third down conversions. Their defense is an aggressive defense that thinks like an offense and puts the pressure on the other teams offense to stop them. Steelers will force a couple turnovers and might even score once on defense. If Arizona is going to win they must score at least 21 points which is a tough task that only three teams have done in the last 10 games. Should be classic match up with the best defense in the league! The NFL Super Bowl odds at Bodoglife list Steelers -260 favorites on moneyline.
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