The stage is set. The teams are locked. The final destination is Dallas. The Packers and Steelers clinched a spot in the Super Bowl after winning their conference championship games. Dallas, Texas will host these teams two weeks from now on February 6 at the new Cowboys Stadium.
This past week brought some surprising and unexpected turnouts for the games. The Bears lost with three different quarterbacks playing in the game, and each threw an interception. The Jets lost and scored just 3 points in the first half with Shonn Greene and Ladanian Tomlinson being held to just 68 yards combined rushing in the entire game.
The Packers and Steelers is a very compelling Super Bowl match up. The Packers have not appeared in the Super Bowl since 1998, last winning the big game in 1996 with Brett Favre at the time. On the other hand, the Steelers have appeared in the Super Bowl three times in the last five years, and Ben Roethlisberger at just the young age of 28, has already won two Super Bowls. Will the dynasty of the Pittsburgh Steelers prevail, or will the surging number six seeded Green Bay Packers win?
The Wildcat Word was just three for eight with picks in the Wild Card and Divisional round. However, although there was no preview for the Conference Championship games, this sports writer for the football previews selected the Packers and Steelers for the Super Bowl.
For the Super Bowl, the Packers will win. The AFC is the better division, but the way the Packers at a six seed plowed through the NFC division on the road, nobody can defeat them.
The Super Bowl is always an American tradition to look forward to. My prediction is the Green Bay Packers will win, however the Pittsburgh Steelers are still a threat to win their third Super Bowl in the past decade. Nobody can guarantee who will win, but this should make for a good game.