03
Feb
09

Steelers 27, Cardinals 23 Last-Minute Drive Pushes Steelers to Sixth Title

After a frenetic finish, the Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl title — more than any team in the National Football League — not because of their defense, but because an oft-maligned offense allowed them to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23.

from left, Santonio Holmes, who scored the winning touchdown and was named the most valuable player, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Coach Mike Tomlin and Dan Rooney, owner of the Steelers

Champions' Stage: from left, Santonio Holmes, who scored the winning touchdown and was named the most valuable player, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Coach Mike Tomlin and Dan Rooney, owner of the Steelers

After the Steelers lost a lead they had held since after the first possession of the game and which once ballooned to 13 points, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and receiver Santonio Holmes connected for a 6-yard touchdown that Holmes grabbed as he was falling out of bounds behind three defenders.

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The touchdown came with 35 seconds remaining and just two minutes after the Cardinals moved ahead on Larry Fitzgerald’s 64-yard touchdown reception.

Fitzgerald's second touchdown

Fitzgerald's second touchdown

Linebacker James Harrison, the N.F.L.’s defensive player of the year, intercepted Kurt Warner’s pass at the goal line and rumbled 100 yards for a touchdown as the final seconds of the half ticked away. He scored as time ran out on the longest play in Super Bowl history

On the last play of the first half, the Steelers' James Harrison intercepted Warner in the end zone and returned the ball 100 yards for a Pittsburgh   touchdown

On the last play of the first half, the Steelers' James Harrison intercepted Warner in the end zone and returned the ball 100 yards for a Pittsburgh touchdown

The Pittsburgh Steelers came into Tampa looking for their sixth Super Bowl victory, while the Arizona Cardinals were seeking their first.

The Pittsburgh Steelers came into Tampa looking for their sixth Super Bowl victory, while the Arizona Cardinals were seeking their first.

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