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« on: Feb 04, 2011 at 14:54 »

Aside from the obvious things like a last second loss or even a GB blowout, what single factor are you worried about in this one that has your stomach churning because you think it might be the difference or worse, cost 'em the game?

Pouncey/Smith being out?

Polamalu's health?

Green Bay's passing attack?

Rodgers' accuracy and elusiveness?

Green Bay's front seven vs. Pittsburgh's front five?

Pittsburgh's youth at WR?

Special teams?

For me, I have a bad feeling that Ben and/or Rashard will have an untimely fumble.  

Everybody knows Ben's ability to extend plays is a huge asset and it gives DCs fits at night.  As a fan, it's a double edged sword; we live and die by it.  While it more often than not ends up in a positive play, there's the chance that Ben's scrambling/keeping a play alive/fighting off a tackler or two leads to a FF.  With GB's speed on defense and the lack of familiarity in facing them, I could see a Woodson strip sack deep in their own end lead to some easy points for the Pack.

Same concern goes for RM.  Could see him having some tough sledding against GB's front seven early on, so he tries to force things, make something out of nothing and ends up coughing up the rock doing one of his patented spin moves.  Or, I could see him just get stripped during a run because he's holding the ball out, away from his body like a loaf of bread.

I guess these are kind of specific ways of saying that I'm worried about turnovers.  It'd odd that aspect has me so concerned considering they were amongst the best in the league in turnover differential (don't recall the numbers offhand, but IIRC, they were top 5) this year.  But, it feels like they haven't maintained that same level of ball security so far in the postseason.  Plus, the margin doesn't always tell the whole story.  I mean, what'd they have against the Jets?  3 fumbles?  Luckily they didn't lose any of them.  To a lesser extent, same goes for the Ravens game, I think.

Turnover that leads to points.

Turnover that gives GB a short field.

Or, worst of all, a turnover for 6 the other way.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2011 at 16:42 »

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2011 at 17:42 »

I worry that Rodgers could pull a Brady on our secondary.  I don't expect this, but New England and New Orleans made us look like chumps this year.

I worry that our special teams could crap the bed and blow an otherwise winning effort.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2011 at 05:25 »

The biggest concern to me, by far, is GB's spread offense vs the Steeler defense.

Whether we like it or not, GB will have some success with it.  The question is, how much.
My biggest concern is matchups like...

William Gay vs Jordy Nelson.
Anth. Madison vs James Jones.

It's going to be really important that the Steelers get a good 4 man pass rush when we aren't blitzing.

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2011 at 09:54 »

Ike Taylor falling down and Greg Jennings running past him for a deep TD catch.  Repeatedly.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2011 at 10:00 »

mine is ice falling off of the Cowboys Stadium roof and injuring our starting line up.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2011 at 10:09 »

Lebeau with 2 weeks to scheme. I like that.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2011 at 10:54 »

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2011 at 10:51 »

I worry that Rodgers could pull a Brady on our secondary.  I don't expect this, but New England and New Orleans made us look like chumps this year.

Ditto this. During the week the amount of hype around Rodgers may have convinced me he is Superman. Here are a couple of things I have heard this week regarding Rodgers...

Rodgers has the quick release arm strength of Dan Marino.
Rodgers is part of the GB running game a la Michael Vick.

Just. Wow.

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 06, 2011 at 11:01 »

I'm worried that ARE will only throw for one TD. If a guy was ever due for a 2 TD game...

I think he needs to step it up in his last SB.
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