I give the Steelers a lot of credit for being where they are at for the third time in six years. They have gone through changes like any team, but the core of the team has been consistent through their championship runs. This is a team that knows how to win, and knows how to deal with being at the center of the storm like teams in the Super Bowl are. We know for sure that none of it will bother them.

On the other hand, we can’t be sure of how the Packers will handle it. They are a young team, and will mostly be facing this for the first time. They also live outside a major media market so aren’t quite as used to intense scrutiny as they could be. I’m not suggesting that the impact of the scrutiny is a deciding factor, but it will be a factor. When two teams are well matched any factor like this is significant.

Still, (even though the Steelers have the edge with experience) I have to pick against Pittsburg winning another Lombardi Trophy.  In a game featuring two of the most balanced teams in recent memory, the Packers get the edge over the Steelers. I predict a tight game with Aaron Rodgers winning the MVP, claiming his own stake in Packer and NFL history. Packers 24, Steelers 20. What are your predictions?