Commentary

How Green Bay wins Super Bowl XLV

Packers need to abandon the run and take to the air to win the game

Originally Published: February 3, 2011
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Rodgers vs SteelersJerry Lai/US PresswireAaron Rodgers needs to carry the Green Bay Packers' offense if they want to beat the Steelers.

It's hard to think of a better and closer Super Bowl matchup than this one. The Pittsburgh Steelers finished second overall in the Football Outsiders ratings this season, while the Green Bay Packers were third. Pittsburgh also led the league in defense, with Green Bay second. And Green Bay led the league in pass defense, with Pittsburgh second. (You can learn more about the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings here.)