In history, there have been many great questions. But one question eclipses them all in importance. Who will win Super Bowl XL?
As the intern here at the Advocate and a die-hard Pittsburgh fan, it's easy not to take me seriously when I claim that the Steelers will win by three touchdowns. But here are my reasons and other game thoughts.
1.) Defense will certainly dominate the day. Pittsburgh's D has throttled playoff opponents and caused enough sacks to rattle any opponent (just ask Peyton Manning). Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselback has had a solid year, but not a solid career. When the pressure comes, expect Hasselback to take a lot of sacks and throw an interception or two.
2.) Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been unstoppable in the playoffs. Despite facing defenses in the playoffs that have made teams cry all year, he has a remarkable 124. 8 passer rating for the postseason. Though Seattle's D has been strong all year, it doesn't matter because Roethlisberger's proven that he is used to it. Still, the Seahawks will be a big test that could make Roethlisberger look like the young player that he is. If they do that, it will be a close game.