It’s An Old-School Super Bowl

It will be the team of the 1960s against the team of the 1970s facing off for Super Bowl supremacy.

Thankfully, it won’t be Bart Starr vs. Terry Bradshaw. It will be Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and two of the best defenses in the NFL going head to head on Sunday, February 6 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is right around 5:25 p.m. CST and the game will be broadcast by Fox-TV.

The Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years and eighth all-time thanks to 121 rushing yards from RB Rashard Mendenall and a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory of the Jets at Heinz Field in the AFC Championship Game.

At Soldier Field in Chicago, Rodgers ran for a touchdown, NT B.J. Raji returned an interception for a score and CB Sam Shields picked off two passes to lead the Packers in a 21-14 victory over Bears in the NFC Championship Game. It’s the fifth time that Green Bay has finished its season in the Super Bowl. The last time was 1997, when they lost to Denver.

This day was about defense, as three of the four units produced points – Pittsburgh and Green Bay scored touchdowns and the Jets picked up a safety. The four teams combined to turn the ball over eight times.


5 Responses to “It’s An Old-School Super Bowl”

  • January 23, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Bob,

    Maybe take guesses on the viewership of this Super Bowl? I have to believe this will be enormous. What a classic match up of storied franchises just when NFL viewership is through the roof!


  • January 24, 2011  - Michael O says:

    Is there something in the Schottenheimer DNA that makes them go brain dead in the playoffs?


  • January 24, 2011  - Dano says:

    Anyone else wonder what our defense would look like if we had taken BJ Raji instead od Tyson jaxon in the draft?


  • January 24, 2011  - el cid says:

    No Dano, not really. Raji was not a quick study and being surrounded by his defensive teammates helps. No fan of Jackson, but, until this year, what has been around him to learn from. Got to hope Jackson makes a big improvement this year.


  • January 25, 2011  - Tim says:

    Anybody wonder what in the heck the Jets were thinking continuing to huddle up for soooo long? That was CRAZY! They took WAY TOO MUCH time starting about the 8 minute mark. It probably cost them another possession… Brian Schottenheimer made a tactical mistake, I believe.




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