Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Super Bowl XLV Preview

This Sunday February 6th will be Super Bowl 45 between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Here are 45 facts and stats that hopefully you'll enjoy.
  1. First time that there will be more Super Bowls than US Presidents
  2. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a 6-1 Super Bowl record
  3. The Green Bay Packers have a 3-1 Super Bowl record
  4. Packers are first #6 seed from NFC to make the Super Bowl
  5. Packers have 3 players from Ohio St. (Ryan Pickett, Matt Wilhelm, A.J. Hawk)
  6. Steelers have help opponents to under 17 points eleven times this season
  7. Steelers are 22-3 in games where Troy Polamalu has an interception
  8. Ben Roethlisberger has a 10-2 playoff record
  9. Aaron Rodgers is NFL's all time leader in passer rating
  10. Clay Matthews had 13.5 sacks this season
  11. Charles Woodson played in Super Bowl 37 for Oakland
  12. James Harrison has been fined $100K this season
  13. Packers RB coach Edgar Bennett played for Packers in Super Bowl 31 win
  14. Lamar Woodley has 10 sacks in 6 career playoff games
  15. Packers OLB coach Kevin Greene played for Steelers from 1993-1995
  16. Steelers DC Dick LeBeau played cornerback in NFL for 13 years
  17. Rashard Mendenhall had a 3.9 yards/att during the regular season
  18. Tramon Williams has 3 INT in playoffs, one returned for TD
  19. 1st Super Bowl where both teams are more than 75 years old
  20. Mike Tomlin has 5 straight playoff wins
  21. Packers have lost 15 players to season ending injuries
  22. Pittsburgh has 25 players with Super Bowl experience; Green Bay has 2
  23. A.J. Hawk had a team leading 111 tackles this season
  24. Packers defense forced 15 fumbles and 24 interceptions
  25. Steelers defense forced 24 fumbles and 21 interceptions
  26. Lawrence Timmons had a team leading 135 tackles
  27. Lawrence Timmons, James Farrior and James Harrison each had over 100 tackles
  28. Hines Ward has 7 receptions 166 yards and 1 TD in 2 career Super Bowl games
  29. Ben Roethlisberger is looking to become 5th QB with 3 Super Bowl wins (Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman & Tom Brady)
  30. Aaron Rodgers is 27 years old; Brett Favre was 27 years old when he one Super Bowl 31
  31. James Harrison has longest play in Super Bowl history with a 100 yard interception return in Super Bowl 43
  32. Mike McCarthy was born in Pittsburgh
  33. Packers have 21 players/coaches in the Hall of Fame, Steelers have 18
  34. Mike Tomlin is youngest coach to take team to 2 Super Bowls
  35. Both teams play a 3-4 defense, making this the first Super Bowl to match two 3-4 defenses
  36. Steelers were 4-2 against common opponents while Packers were 3-3
  37. Packers FB John Kuhn was on Pittsburgh's 2005 Super Bowl team, he could become the 48th player to win a Super Bowl with more than one team
  38. Packers DC Dom Capers was Steelers DC from 1992-1994
  39. Steelers led NFL with 48 sacks; Packers were 2nd with 47
  40. "The Terrible Towel" is made by a company in Wisconsin
  41. Greg Jennings had 12 TDs during the regular season
  42. Mike Wallace averaged 21 yards/reception during the regular season
  43. Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El threw 2 TDs during the regular season
  44. Donald Driver was a 7th round draft pick in 1999
  45. The Packers have not trailed by more than 7 points all season

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