Besides the Seattle Seahawks playing in this afternoon’s game, you really couldn’t ask for a better matchup. Pittsburgh and Green Bay have talented defenses that stop the run and get after the quarterback. And they have two of the best signal callers in the game in Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, who are both capable of leading their team down the field for the game-winning score in the final moments of the game.
So who do you like? For me, it’s comes down to Pittsburgh’s ability to control the clock with running back Rashard Mendenhall, which helps them set up the play-action pass. And I just think Pittsburgh has a little more juice on defense. So I’m picking the Steelers by a field goal, 30-27.
Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network offers 10 things to look for in today’s game.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with Matt Hasselbeck, who says he’s picking the Packers in the Super Bowl.
John McGrath of The News Tribune says that Cortez Kennedy did not get snubbed in Saturday’s Hall of Fame voting, he just was eclipsed by more impressive candidates.
ESPN’s Mike Sando, one of 44 Hall of Fame voters, takes a closer look at the finalists with ties to the NFC West.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Rocky Seto is out as UCLA’s defensive coordinator, and the Bruins will continue their search. So it appears that Seto will remains with the Seahawks as the team’s assistant secondary coach.
Hasselbeck talks to KJR’s Dave Mahler and Hugh Millen from Dallas in this audio link.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post talks to Jim Mora about why he did not accept the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator position.
Judy Batista of the New York Times gives a nice rundown of league commissioner Roger Goodell’s state of the league press conference.
Richard Dietsch of Sports Illustrated argues for moving the Super Bowl to Saturday.
Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post discusses what teams do to prepare for the scouting combine in a couple weeks.
Seattle Seahawks running back Justin Forsett was down in Dallas working radio row this week. He talks with Yard Barker in the video below.