Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the New York Jets in the AFC Championship, Las Vegas released the initial Super Bowl line. The Green Bay Packers, who won three straight road contests, opened as 2.5 point favorites. Clearly, the book makers seemed to like Green Bay’s road warrior mentality over Pittsburgh’s rather sloppy two home playoff wins. And can you really blame them? Green Bay boasts the league’s hottest player right now in Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers’ 109.2 quarterback rating is easily the highest among his playoff adversaries. Rodgers has produced eight total touchdowns to only two turnovers. The Green Bay offense looked a little slow in Chicago’s sloppy coniditions, but looked virtually unstoppable playing in Atlanta’s dome. The conditions in Dallas will be similar to one’s in Atlanta.

In contrast, Pittsburgh is dealing with a lot injuries on offense and defense. Troy Polamalu is clearly not playing at 100% and the Steeler offensive line is in ruins. The Steelers also had trouble holding off the Ravens and the surging Jets. Pittsburgh has the experience on the sidelines and behind center, but this Green Bay team is a juggernaut. A two week holdover is not exactly what the doctor ordered for this high-powered offense, but the early line in this case, is justified.

Do you agree with the initial line?