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As part of HunterSportsPicks ongoing coverage of the Super Bowl coming up this weekend I wanted to take a look at my Superbowl45 picks for the offenses. Which team has the advantage on the offensive side of the football?
The Running Game:
The Green Bay Packers lost Ryan Grant in the first week of the season, and that has hurt their ability to run the football consistently. James Starks has helped the team quite a bit in the last few weeks, but they are still a pass-first offense. Green Bay averages just 100.4 yards per game on the ground.
The Steelers had gotten away from their power running in the last few years, but a healthy Rashard Mendenhall has helped them find it once again. Pittsburgh was 11th in the NFL this year in rushing yards per game at 120.2 per contest. The right side of the offensive line has been great in run blocking.
The Passing Game:
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing attack have been tremendous all year long. Rodgers had a breakout season this year, and you could make a solid argument that he is now one of the top three quarterbacks in the NFL. He has plenty of weapons on the outside as well. Greg Jennings is a deep threat and Donald Driver is a nice reliable option over the middle. James Jones and Jordy Nelson have contributed more than expected, which has really helped this team get to the next level.
The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled to throw the ball without Big Ben, but once Roethlisberger came back into the lineup they have been solid. Mike Wallace is averaging an amazing 21 yards per reception, so he is obviously a big play receiver. Hines Ward is still the type of guy that comes up with big plays. Don’t overlook the importance of a great tight end like Heath Miller. The offensive line has struggled in pass blocking, which holds them back at times.
Overall Edge on Offense: Very Slight Edge to Green Bay
You could make a solid argument that Pittsburgh deserves the nod here, but their problems on the offensive line allowed Green Bay to edge them out in my mind. Big Ben has been terrific in big games, so Rodgers will need to bring it to match Roethlisberger’s production. Both of these offenses are solid, but it is the defenses that have carried the team.
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