Super Bowl XLV Player Profile, Brandon Jackson Player Props
February 3rd, 2011- By Bryan Cross
The run-game isn’t the first thing that people talk about when analyzing the Green Bay Packers in their upcoming match up with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. In fact, it might not even be the second or third aspect of the team brought up. Come game time though, the run-game of the Green Bay Packer offense might be the underlined dark-horse of the match up, as the Steelers are the No.1 rushing defense in the entire NFL.
The Packers got off to a rough start running the ball early this season, highlighted by a season-ending injury to starting running back Ryan Grant in Week 1 of the year. With Grant out, in stepped back up Brandon Jackson. Jackson didn’t quite produce as much as the team would have like on his own, so the Packers have moved to a run-by-committee type of rush attack. Still, Jackson gained 703 yards on 190 attempts this season with a 3.7-yard average and three touchdowns.
Jackson was a second-round draft selection by the Packers back in 2007 out of the University of Nebraska.
Jackson saw limited playing time in the post-season so far due to the performance and burst of fellow running back James Starks. Still Jackson will likely see some carries in the Super Bowl against the Steelers, and has the opportunity to earn some hard-fought yards against a defense that gave up an average of 63 yards the entire regular season.
Odds Courtesy of Bodog Sportsbook-
Total Rushing Yards – Brandon Jackson (GB)
Over 10.5 yards (-105)
Under 10.5 yard (-125)
Total Receiving Yards – Brandon Jackson (GB)
Over 15.5 yards (-110)
Under 15.5 yards (-120)
Total Receptions – Brandon Jackson (GB)
Over 1.5 (-130)
Under 1.5 (Even)
Will Brandon Jackson (GB) score a TD in the game?