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|Countdown Under Way
|DALLAS (AP) -- The Steelers and Packers are in their final preparations before Sunday's Super Bowl 45. It has been a frigid week in the Dallas area, but that won't matter Sunday evening. The roof of Cowboys Stadium will be closed when Pittsburgh and Green Bay kick off the climax game of the NFL's postseason.
In a last-minute roster move, the Steelers have placed Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey on injured reserve and signed center-guard Dorian Brooks from the practice squad. Backup Doug Legursky will make his first NFL start at center in place of Pouncey. The Steelers are chasing a record seventh Super Bowl title.
For Green Bay, outside linebacker Erik Walden was a bystander during the Packers' jog-through practice, putting his availability for the Super Bowl in doubt. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says no decision will be made on Walden's status until a few hours before kickoff Sunday. If Walden can't play, Frank Zombo would start.
Oddsmakers have Green Bay about a two-point favorite. The Packers are seeking their fourth Super Bowl title.
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