Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nutball Gazette-Super Bowl Pick

If you would have asked me at the beginning of the NFL Playoffs
("Nutball! Who is the least likely team to be playing in the Super Bowl on Feb 1 2009?")
A--Arizona Cardinals
B--Detroit Lions
C--Kansas City Royals
D--Los Angeles Clippers
E--Columbus Blue Jackets

I would have said that B through E has a much better chance of playing in this Years Super Bowl.
Now I have to wonder if the Cardinals will be overwhelmed by the event and just freeze and act like a Deer in Headlights.

The Steelers bring a defense that can disrupt almost any Offense,
The Steelers do not have a great Offense. Ben Roethlisberger does not put up big numbers but he seems to make the big plays just when a team needs them. That is what a Champion does.
There are concerns though with the Steelers..Hines Ward is shaken up and you have to wonder if he is going to be close to 100%. There is also reports that Roethlisberger is hurting also.
The Steelers still should be able to score points against a very Mediocre Cardinal Defense.
The Cardinals let up alot of points but they also have shown they can score in bunches. They have a Quarterback (Kurt Warner) who has rebounded his career and is playing like he did with the Rams, Edgerrin James seems to be revitalized after having a so-so year and not playing much, The Cards also has an outstanding Wide Receiver duo in Anquan Boldin and (The Lynn Swann) like Larry Fritzgerald.

So who is going to win??
Well I can see the Cardinals getting overwhelmed by the Steelers and getting Routed by a Score of 38-10,,,,BUT I do not think that will happen. I think that it will be a high scoring game. I see the Steelers having more yards and opportunities to score I say 7 trips into the Red Zone , But will they put in the End zone enough, I think they may have to settle to kick 3 Field Goals to go with the 3 Touchdowns they will score.--That gives them 30 points, Will it be enough?? My hunch is no..I look for the Cardinals to create 1 turnover in the Red Zone and they will take advantage of that and score 1 Touchdown. I also think that the Steelers will pretty much shutdown Fritzgerald, But he will make 1 huge play and score a Touchdown. I also see that Boldin will have a Huge Day and score 3 Touchdowns and James to score 1 more. Kick in a Field Goal. And that gives the Cardinals 38 points.

So there it is Cardinals 38--Steelers--30


Lester's Legends said...

I so hope you're right Larry.

afrankangle said...

I agree on 2 counts; a wide margin brings a Steeler win ... closer shootout goes to the Cardinals.