Two similar teams

Joe Theismann takes a quick look at the running games and coaching matchups of Super Bowl XL.

Originally Published: January 2, 2006
By Joe Theismann | ESPN Insider
It's Christmastime all over again for Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers fans. This is going to be a great two weeks for both fan bases as they start the migration to Detroit and the possibility of a Super Bowl title.

When those fans get to Detroit, they and the millions of people who watch the Super Bowl are going to be in for a tremendous game featuring two teams that deserve to be there, and more important, match up exceptionally well. While taking a preliminary look at both teams after the NFC championship game, I was struck by the similarities between the two teams, particularly in regard to their coaching staffs and running games.

The winner of this game will be the team that wins these matchups, so let's take a look at how they match up in each category.

Joe Theismann

Football analyst
Former college and pro football star Joe Theismann has served as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Football since 1988. He also is frequently heard on ESPN Radio, regularly contributes to and has contributed to the NFL Draft.