Super Bowl tickets in Dallas are serving up one heck of a dinner in 2011, with the main course being the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers battling it out on the turf of the greatest NFL venue around, the New Dallas Cowboys Stadium. For some this was a matchup anticipated since the early days of the NFL season. For others it was a big dissapointment.
Regardless, I’m looking at it from a purist standpoint. And I believe that the Green Bay Packers have a big challenge ahead of them. Yes, I know that the oddsmakers have got Green Bay as the favorite, but I think that’s more of a reaction to the betting fervor than the actual teams on the field.
The Green Bay Packers are a team built for offense and speed, much like the New Orleans Saints. Offense rules the day mainly. Green Bay puts up points and usually plenty of them. Yes, they have the defense to do some slugging, but the Packers offense is what got them to the Super Bowl. Now Green Bay is faced with beating what I call an old school NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. If there’s a throwback team in the NFL the Steelers are it. These guys just beat you to death.
So the challenge for Green Bay is to keep up the high octane offense while dishing out as much punishment as they receive, and they’re going to receive plenty. Can the Green bay Packers line up and bust heads with the Pittsburgh Steelers? That’s the challenge.