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Old 02-01-2006, 10:41 AM   #11
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It all comes down to whether Hasselbeck can figure out Pittsburgh's complicated 3-4 defense, and whether Polamalu and company can penetrate that offensive line to get to either shutting down Alexander or containing Hasselbeck. That is the bread and butter of this matchup.

On the other side, Big Ben needs to be at the top of his game to read the Seattle secondary. I don't think Pittsburgh will have any more success in the run than they did throughout the playoffs. Seattle's defensive line reminds me a lot of Indy's line. Often outsized, but having the advantage in quickness and speed. Now to see how well Pittsburgh uses Fast Willie to try and outmatch the quick front four of Seattle will be interesting to see. Whether or not Cowher will challenge that front four by running it up the gut, or if he is going to try and outgain them by taking the corners. I'm really excited about this matchup....
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