4 Unit Play. #101 Take Pittsburgh over Arizona (Sunday 6:20 pm NBC) The Cardinals will try and break the second longest championship drought in professional sports history but that will continue as this game belongs to Pittsburgh. As the saying goes, defense wins championships and Pittsburgh has a major edge in this department with the No. 1 ranked defense in the league. The Steelers will shutdown the Arizona running attack and not let Fitzgerald beat them with big plays down the middle of the field. Arizona has an edge of offense, but I believe that Pittsburgh will be able to get pressure on QB Warner and force him into a couple of turnovers. QB Roethlisberger does not put up flashy stats, but he is a winner and makes plays when the pressure is on him. Teams that have reached the Super Bowl for the first time have traditionally not done well in the big game and we fully expect that trend to hold true once again. Pittsburgh dominates this game for sixty minutes and we collect big in the process as well. Pitt 27, Arizona 13.
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