Packer fan, Steeler fan, and Titan Sized were each given a vote for each position. Here are the results.
Ben Roethlisberger over Aaron Rodgers (2 to 1)
Packer fan and Steeler fan predictably chose their passer. As the tie breaking vote, I selected Big Ben for a couple of reasons. First, he has 2 Super Bowl rings to Rodgers none. Second, Big Ben has been here and done that. Finally, there is no better than Big Ben in the 4th quarter.
Rashard Mendenhall over James Starks (3 to 0)
This decision was unanimous primarily because Starks is young and has little experience. Mendenhall continually demonstrates that he is a tough runner between the tackles, that can and does get tough yards with or without his offensive line’s help.
Hines Ward over Donald Driver (2 to 1)
Packer and Steeler fan agreed on Ward as the superior choice. I disagreed, because I still believe Driver is a bigger asset in the an offensive arsenal than Ward at this point in each of their careers. One thing is certain, both will be relied upon to make some big catches.
Greg Jennings over Mike Wallace (2 to 1)
Steeler fan is the only Wallace supporter, and rightfully so given his performance this season. But, it seems pretty clear to me that Jennings is far and away the superior receiver. Wallace may or may not have the edge in speed, but Jennings is much more in open spaces.
James Jones over Emmanuel Sanders (2 to 1)
Pack fan and I again have more faith in the Packer option. Jones is a physical specimen that is more than a match for any 3rd tier defensive back. Jones does have a bad case of the dropsies sometimes, but his experience will be invaluable against the Steeler defense.
Heath Miller over Andrew Quarless (3 to 0)
Jermichael Finley’s absence leaves little doubt that Miller is the superior choice here. Quarless is a quality back-up or second option, while Miller is Big Ben’s safety blanket and their familiarity over the years will buy the Steeler offense precious yards on Sunday.
Chad Clifton over Jonathan Scott (3 to 0)
Experience, consistent, and gifted. This was an easy choice for all.
Chris Kemoeatu over Daryn Colledge (3 to 0)
Scott Wells over Doug Legurksy (3 to 0)
With Maurkice Pouncey out for the big game, Legursky will have big shoes to fill. Wells is better all-around and is the becoming the new foundation of the Pack offensive line.
Josh Sitton over Ramon Foster (3 to 0)
Bryan Bulaga over Flozell Adams (2 to 1)
Packer and Steeler fan only disagreed about which right tackle was better. Interestingly, they each selected each other’s tackle as the better choice. Breaking the tie, I gave the slight edge to Bulaga. He may not have the experience Adams has, but he is the better tackle right now.
The Packers have a more talented offensive unit on a player-by-player basis. But, that fact cuts both ways. If Rodgers cannot score enough points to win and Roethlisberger can, A-Rod will have more to answer for come Sunday night.