Super Bowl XLV: As Usual, Offense Gets the Glory, Defense Makes the Difference

February 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two years ago, a brilliant pass by Ben Roethlisberger and even better catch by Santonio Holmes in the corner of the endzone garnered the headlines, earning Holmes the Super Bowl MVP award and Roethlisberger a reputation for clutch performance.
It was a great play.
But it wasn’t the biggest play of Super Bowl XLIII.
That distinction goes to James Harrison, the game’s real MVP. With 18 seconds left in the half and the Steelers clinging to a 10-7 lead, Arizona had a first and goal at the Pittsburgh one-yard line.
As the Steelers blitzed Kurt Warner from the edge, Harrison duped Warner, stepped in front of his hot read, intercepted the ball and proceeded to rumble and stumble his way 100 yards down the sideline and into the endzone at the opposite end of the field with 0:00 showing on the clock. An epic 14-point swing at the end of the half, turning what might easily have been a 14-10 Arizona lead into a 17-7 deficit. The Steelers went on to win by four.

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