Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!
Still hasn't completely sunk in that I'll be on the sidelines for this game. Bucket list...check.
Pittsburgh has a granite wall for a run defense...but a secondary (sans Troy) that can be passed on, a'la New England. Good for the Packers, 'cause even James Starks is no Ryan Grant. If the Packers O-line can keep Rodgers safe from the Blitzburgh attack, he'll find somebody open.
Packer DBs are absolute BALLHAWKS.
GB gets a little revenge for the 1-point loss at Heinz Field last year. Packers 24, Steelers 21.
Originally posted by ZeruelThe Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are two of the six NFL teams that do not employ cheerleaders, and the NFL said Thursday that they have no plans to bring in ringers.
Notice the bolded statement says that they do not employ cheerleaders. I would bet that the college cheerleaders are unpaid, thereby making both statements correct.
Well they had to have a S.B. in NY so freak-in bad, Have they seen the money Dallas is losing because nobody is going out in this beautiful cold weather. Thank God Jerry Jones Stadium has a roof now because the roads are a mess in Dallas right now. Imagine a couple of years in NY.
Originally posted by CajunManWell they had to have a S.B. in NY so freak-in bad, Have they seen the money Dallas is losing because nobody is going out in this beautiful cold weather. Thank God Jerry Jones Stadium has a roof now because the roads are a mess in Dallas right now. Imagine a couple of years in NY.
Green Bay 34
Yeah, but New York/New Jersey knows how to manage city services in cold weather. Dallas uses sand instead of salt (salt is illegal for some reason) and takes a "Wait a day or two. Things will get better." approach to the weather.
...and not because I hate the Packers or love the Steelers... just because every game I think is going to be close ends up in a rout. And I originally thought the Packers would win a close one... so I just went completely opposite.
I really think that Pouncey's injury is a dealbreaker for the Steelers.
By the way, revisiting an earlier topic, a Packers cheer squad WAS on the sidelines of Super Bowl XXXI (which aired a couple nights ago on NFL Network) - John Madden publicly casting his MVP vote for Favre is as embarrassing as it was 14 years ago, even if I still have trouble recalling Desmond Howard's name.
Here's the thing about Pouncey being out. The Steelers' pass protection already plays at close to a D- level and make their hay from Roethlisberger ducking out of the way, so it's hard for that to go from worse to worse. Missing Pouncey means they can't do athletic pulls with the center getting downfield.
I'm in Dallas for this godforsaken game so forgive me if I'm not here afterwards to be like "OMG" or "congrats" or "RIP me in a largescale terrorist attack."
The Steelers offensive line played the best game of the year in the AFC Championship after Pouncey went out. Sometimes I think experience is overrated but it's not with the Steelers. They haven't just been in this situation before, they play better in these situations. Same thing with the pass defense. They were ranked 16th - 19th most of the season then the last few weeks with the playoffs on the line they jumped to 12th.
On the flip side a lot of people are underrating the Steelers offense. This isn't your father's running Steelers. They throw the ball first. Big Ben passed for more yards per game than Rodgers this season and threw half as many interceptions. Wallace/Brown/Sanders is as fast as any trio in the league. They have a clear advantage at running back and the Packers are awful at covering the tight end. If I was a betting man I'd put money on any bet involving Heath Miller in this game.
And it's like I heard somewhere else. The salary cap continues to go up, so Freeney won't be the highest paid defensive player for long. Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, and Justin Smith will all probably be higher than him when they sign new contracts.