There are many themes that will be repeated in the buildup to the Super Bowl to the point of becoming cliches.
The Steelers have the edge in Super Bowl experience. The Packers have the edge because the game is being played indoors.
Just because they are cliches, however, doesn’t mean they are true. In an excellent post for ESPN.com, Kevin Seifert breaks down how much better the Packers offense has been indoors.
Aaron Rodgers’ Packers offense has averaged 31.8 points-per-game since 2008 indoors. They scored over 40 in their two playoff games indoors. Rodgers has 26 touchdowns, five interceptions, and averaged 8.6 yards-per-attempt.
The Packers played well three out of four times indoors in 2010, but they also had their worst game of the season in Detroit. (Rodgers left in the second quarter with a concussion.)
“I mean, you go from playing in Chicago in January, late January, to Dallas and they close you inside a dome,” wide receiver Greg Jennings said. “You can’t do anything but smile. Obviously the surface is going to be perfect. The atmosphere is going to be unmatched.
“You can just smile. It’s going to be exciting. Obviously we play well inside.”
Playing inside doesn’t mean that Green Bay will win because it helps their precision passing attack so much. But the conditions certainly don’t hurt.