Dan Parr's Super Bowl prediction

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

Each day we'll post the prediction of a PFW editor for Super Bowl XLV. PFW associate editor Dan Parr's prediction is the fourth of 10.

Packers 28, Steelers 24

With two teams that are so talented and well-coached set to battle in North Texas, I don't see many big mistakes being made on either side. The squad that makes the fewest will finish on top. I lean toward the Packers getting the win because we've seen pass-first offenses with an elite quarterback and a deep receiving corps spread out the Steelers' defense and have success. Aaron Rodgers will have to play a cleaner game than he did against the Bears in the NFC championship game, but I think he and his arsenal of weapons in the receiving corps will be up to the challenge. QB Ben Roethlisberger is built to withstand the beating Green Bay's defense is capable of delivering, however. Pittsburgh will score more points than any other team did against the Packers this postseason, but it won't be enough.