Mookie4ever wrote:PHILADELPHIA 5 Atlanta o/u 40.5
New England 3 PITTSBURGH o/u 36
NE the favourite on the road - that's respect.
I would say it is well deserved respect too. Their gameplan against Indy was beautiful.
I agree but I have never been on the Indy bandwagon. Their offense is great but their D was severely overrated.
I also agree that the respect against the Steelers is deserved. I think that the Pats' D will show that the QB really is a rookie. They can't just pound it up the middle every play like they did against the Jets. Good linebackers like Bruschi and McGinest will close those holes up fast and Ben will have to air it out sometimes.
The few mistakes that the Steelers offense makes will decide this game. The weather and the homefield advantage will be negligible against this veteran team from New England.
I don't know about you guys but my MVP this year is Troy Brown. He has gone from a 100 catch 1,000 yard receiver to shutdown cornerback (ok, maybe not shutdown but he has certainly not embarrased himself). Most Valuable to his team that's for sure.
I am looking forward to the Rodney Harrison/Hines Ward matchup. That will be special. Trouble is that Harrison will get help and will win this battle.
I will take NE and give up the 3 points.
2 great teams, 2 great coaches, this is the Superbowl for me.