The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will leave their colder confines to play in Jerry’s World in Dallas, Texas, for the Lombardi trophy.
Most odds-makers have the Packers as a two-point favorite.
The last time the Packers and Steelers matched up against each other was at the end of the regular season a year ago.
It was a phenomenal game that ended with a phenomenal catch for a touchdown by Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace with zero seconds remaining to win the game 37-36.
Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger combined for 915 total yards in that game.
As impressive as the stats look for Roethlisberger and Rodgers, they have both had to face their own obstacles.
Aaron Rodgers had to replace the beloved Brett Favre, but he has made the transition seamlessly.
Rodgers and Steve Young are the only two NFL quarterbacks to accomplish the feat of following legends (Young followed Joe Montana in San Francisco).
On the other hand, most of Roethlisberger’s obstacles have been caused by himself. Since Roethlisberger arrived in the league, controversy has surrounded him.
Roethlisberger was suspended four games this season for violating the leagues personal conduct policy.
Just like Rodgers, he responded. The Steelers won three of their first five games with Roethlisberger back and then went on a tear and won six out of their last seven games in the regular season.
Despite one of the largest stadiums in the NFL hosting Super Bowl 45, tickets remain sparse and expensive. The cheapest ticket on StubHub to get inside the stadium is $2,470.
They are also offering tickets on StubHub to view the game outside the stadium on a big screen TV for $294.50.
The old moniker that defense wins championships rings true in this Super Bowl.
The Steelers ended the season ranked No.1 in points allowed and the Packers finished ranked No.2.
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