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Super Bowl Predictions: SB Nation Bloggers That Picked The Steelers

Sure, most of the NFL bloggers on the SB Nation network picked the Packers. But there are still a handful of them out there that picked the Steelers. A small group, but passionate and unified in their beliefs none the less. Here is their rationale.

Joel Thorman, The Packers will pressure Ben Roethlisberger but he's too good outside of the pocket. The Steelers have been through this before and they win in a nailbiter. Steelers 27, Packers 24

Jason Brewer, I predict this one turns out like nearly every Steeler game I've watched. Their defense plays well to keep them in the game. Ben Roethlisberger plays crappy/mediocre for three quarters, then does something amazing late in the fourth quarter to pull it out. Steelers 24, Packers 17

Josh Kirkendall, After much analysis, watching game tapes and interviewing various experts, predicts: Packers 37, Steelers 3 (Note: Josh actually predicts a 17-13 Steelers win)

John Bena, In a game like this, there will come a time when Aaron Rodgers realizes he's in the Super Bowl. That moment could be the difference. Steelers 31, Packers 27

Kevin Ewoldt, If there's one thing I've leaned in life, don't bet against Dick LeBeau or Vegas (the public is betting heavy on Green Bay so far). Steelers 27, Packers 24

Brian Galliford, The Packers are well-equipped to chip away at Pittsburgh and keep this game close, but the Steelers just find ways to win these games. Steelers 26, Packers 22

Craig T, My head says the red-hot Packers, as they match up perfectly against Pittsburgh's (relative) weaknesses. However, my gut says James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel, and company will make enough plays and Big Ben will do just enough to win a close game. Steelers 24, Packers 21

Jaxon, Being an NFC guy and the fact my wife is a Packers fan I hope they win. So of course I have to consequently predict a Steelers victory. Steelers 27, Packers 24

Jaxon sums it up pretty well. It doesn't matter which team you want to win, or even who you really think will win. The Super Bowl is going to play out as it will, regardless of popular opinion heading into it. But it's still fun to kind of poke around on the Internet and get the lay of the land, right? So let's keep going with that.

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