Kickoff In 6 February 11 18:00:00 EST
Stats and info
- Math shows improbability of Steelers run
- Defense hasn't always won championships
- How Steelers survived a bad QB day
- Roethlisberger is 10-2 career in postseason starts. His .833 win percentage ranks second all-time, behind only Bart Starr, who went 9-1.
- Rodgers has a history of playing extremely well indoors, which makes him a good fit for Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. He’s thrown 25 touchdown passes with just six interceptions in 12 career indoor games and his passer rating is the highest in indoor games (including playoffs) since 2008.
- Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has a lot of very good players at his disposal and rotates them all into the game extremely effectively.
- Green Bay has the best secondary in football with three excellent corners.
- Roethlisberger has a chance to tie Brady, as he's going for his third Super Bowl title in seven seasons. Rodgers is competing in his first Super Bowl in six seasons. Although both will be competitors, Roethlisberger described Rodgers as a "good friend."
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Center Maurkice Pouncey (left ankle) has the most significant injury among the six players who sat out Wednesday's practice.
Many early projections have the Steelers as three-point underdogs against the Packers. The Steelers are quietly smiling, because they traditionally play better with lower expectations.
- Green Bay, behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has won three consecutive playoff games on the road on its way to playing the Steelers Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas.
- The Steelers are 2-0 ATS. (*ATS= Against the spread)
- The Steelers have not played away. (Post Season)
- The Steelers have not been the underdog. (Post Season)
- The Packers are 3-0 ATS. (Post Season)
- The Packers have not played at home. (Post Season)
- The Packers are 1-0 ATS as the favorite. (Post Season)
- War Man