Should be a good one. When Dom Capers was the Steelers' DC, he and his defense were a large part of what got me really hooked on the Steelers. Then LeBeau came in and took it to an even higher level. The 2 best DCs I've ever seen, hands down. With all that said, the Steelers' talent level on D is much much higher, since they are great across the board except CB. The Packers are lacking on the DL and LB. Both have stars on both sides of the ball though, so it comes down to whoever can make the huge plays.
I see the Packers as having the edge passing, since they do so many quick slants that are hard to cover, and are one of the Steelers' weaknesses as a rule. But they won't be able to run the ball at all, and I don't see Bulaga stopping The Woodman, or Clifton stopping Silverback either for that matter.
On the flipside, I definitely think the Steelers will be able to run on the Packers. The main question is if they can block Matthews. No one else on the Packers is worth noting in the pass rushing aspect, so they could just keep someone in to chip him to neutralize him unless he does a stunt/loop. Woodson hasn't been what he was last year, but is still good. Obviously their other young CBs have emerged this year but are still succeptible to being beat by a veteran.
So, as always, it comes down to pressuring the QB for both teams. Protect Ben and pressure Rodgers, Steelers win. If Ben gets killed and Rodgers gets time, Pack wins. With all that said, if Aaron Smith and Maurkice Pouncey play and everyone else is healthy, I think the Steelers are the more complete team and should win. Packers can't run the ball, or stop the run, even close to as well as the Steelers, just like today's game against the Jets. That makes them one dimensional and more vulnerable to defeat.
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