The Pittsburgh Steelers were a slight favorite coming into the playoffs to reach the Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers weren’t given a big chance, looked over by teams like Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Now that Super Bowl XLV is here, why is Green Bay suddenly the hot team to pick and Pittsburgh deemed old?
Here is a breakdown of the quarterback position in the Super Bowl to see who has the advantage in this important position.
Ben Roethlisberger is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. While he is the most hated player in this big game, he has proven himself over and over again. He won a Super Bowl in his second season and then repeated the feat over the Arizona Cardinals a few years later. A win today would give him three Super Bowl wins in his first seven years as the Steelers quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers has spent his entire career trying to prove he belonged in the starting quarterback spot for the Green Bay Packers. Taking over for a legend is never an easy thing to do and replacing Brett Favre presented a lot of challenges for the young signal caller. However, in 2010 he made all Packers fans forget about Favre as he completed one of the greatest seasons of any Green Bay Packers quarterback in history. He now has Green Bay back in the Super Bowl and hopes to start a legacy of his own.
- Aaron Rodgers – 312/475, 3,922 yards, 28 TD, 11 INT, 101.2 QB rating
- Ben Roethlisberger – 240/389, 3,200 yards, 17 TD, 5 INT, 97.0 QB rating
Final Consensus: Ben Roethlisberger did a lot to overcome his early season five-week suspension. If he had played the entire season, he might have eclipsed Aaron Rodgers’ yardage numbers. However, Rodgers also missed two games with a concussion and came back stronger than ever. This is a close call but Aaron Rodgers edges out Big Ben here as the top quarterback in Super Bowl XLV.
Let’s see if he can hold up under pressure as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl winning quarterback.
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