by Russ Bliss (1-28-11)


So we're only a week away from the final game of the 2010 season: the Super Bowl. The stage has been set and we now know that it will be the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Green Bay Packers. Some kudos need to go out to our Lineup Analyzer, as in its original playoffs prediction, it had Green Bay making their way thru the NFC to this game, but it took the Patriots to be the AFC representative. I know many had the Patriots as the AFC representative but it was really hard to forecast the NFC as there were 4 legitimate teams with a realistic chance. So congratulations to the LA for having the foresight to see the Packers run!

Now that we're here, it's time to examine the Lineup Analyzer player projections and the actual game prediction.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers Player Projections

Pittsburgh Players

Ben Roethlisberger: 18-30-1, 266 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 12 rushing yards

Rashard Mendenhall: 13 rush attempts, 49 rush yards, 1 rush TD, 2 receptions, 20 receiving yards

Isaac Redman: 2 rush attempts, 11 rush yards

Mewelde Moore: 2 rush attempts, 4 rush yards, 1 reception, 5 receiving yards

Mike Wallace: 1 rush attempt, 2 rush yards, 3 receptions, 64 receiving yards, 1 TD

Hines Ward: 3 receptions, 49 receiving yards

Emmanuel Sanders: 2 receptions, 34 receiving yards

Antonio Brown: 2 receptions, 31 yards

Heath Miller: 3 receptions, 46 yards

Shaun Suisham: 2-2 FGA's, 2 PAT's

Green Bay Players

Aaron Rodgers: 18-27-1, 232 passing yards, 2 passing TD's, 14 rushing yards

James Starks: 9 rush attempts, 32 rush yards, 1 reception, 4 receiving yards

Brandon Jackson: 5 rush attempts, 16 rush yards, 1 reception, 10 receiving yards

John Kuhn: 2 rush attempts, 4 rush yards, 1 reception, 11 receiving yards

Greg Jennings: 4 receptions, 73 receiving yards, 1 TD

James Jones: 2 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 1 TD

Jordy Nelson: 3 receptions, 46 receiving yards

Donald Driver: 3 receptions, 38 receiving yards

Andrew Quarless: 1 reception, 9 receiving yards

Mason Crosby: 1-1 FGA's, 2 PAT's

Game Prediction

As you can probably tell, the Lineup Analyzer sees a low scoring game and the outcome decided by a FG. Final score:

Pittsburgh 20, Green Bay 17

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