Rank 'Em: Super Bowl Impact Players

Created: January 16, 2009, 8:55 AM

Larry Fitzgerald was the difference in the NFC Championship Game.

A total of eight NFL Pro Bowl players will take the field in Tampa, Fla., for Super Bowl XLIII in a classic offense vs. defense matchup.

The Cardinals' high-flying offense is anchored by former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner and his Honolulu-bound receiving tandem of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. The Steelers counter with their league-leading defense, led by Pro Bowlers James Harrison, James Farrior and Troy Polamalu. The field will be electric with playmakers and that's not even considering the quality leadership on the sidelines from head coaches Ken Whisenhunt and Mike Tomlin.

But, SportsNation, we want to know, who do you think will be the star of stars in Tampa? Which player will make the biggest difference? We came up with eight per side who have a chance to make a mark on this game.

To rank an impact player, click on the photos below.
 

 
  • WR, Cardinals
  • LB, Cardinals
  • LB, Steelers
  • WR, Cardinals
  • LB, Steelers
  • RB, Cardinals
  • WR/PR, Steelers
  • RB, Cardinals
  • RB, Steelers
  • S, Steelers
  • DB, Cardinals
  • QB, Steelers
  • WR, Steelers
  • QB, Cardinals
  • S, Cardinals
  • LB, Steelers