The Steelers are Super Once Again
Pittsburgh heads to Arlington with a shot at its seventh title.
By: Steven Lassan | 1/24/11, 12:00 AM EST
Mendenhall rushed for 121 yards against the Jets.
James Harrison played a key role in Pittsburgh's last Super Bowl.
Defense: Defense has played a key role in each of Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl appearances and 2011 is no different. The Steelers finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in total defense and first in the NFL against the run. Opponents averaged only 14.5 points per contest on Pittsburgh, with only one opponent (New England) scoring more than 24 points in a game this season. Much of the Steelers’ defensive success is built on pressuring the quarterback with playmaking linebackers LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison. Woodley and Harrison combined for 20.5 sacks during the regular season, along with forcing nine fumbles. Veteran James Farrior and fourth-year pro Lawrence Timmons join Woodley and Harrison as starting linebackers and finished as the team's leading tacklers.
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