This clash that a case easily could be made that it’s the greatest of all the Super Bowls turned in the Steelers’ favor thanks to two unforgettable plays.
The second, of course, being Santonio Holmes’ game-winning touchdown catch. The first being James Harrison’s momentum grab right at the end of the first half. The Steelers led 10-7, but the Cardinals were stationed at Pittsburgh’s 1-yard line with 18 seconds remaining in the first half. Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner threw a pass intended for receiver Anquan Boldin, but Harrison was there for the pick and rumbled down the sideline 100 yards for the dramatic interception return for a touchdown. The then-longest play in Super Bowl history — since broken by Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII — increased the Steelers’ lead to 17-7 at halftime.