Steelers Win Super Bowl XLIII

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are Super Bowl
champions for a record sixth time after beating upset-minded
Arizona 27-23 in what arguably was the most exciting Super Bowl
Ben Roethlisberger hit Santonio Holmes with
a 6-yard TD pass in the corner of the end zone with 35 seconds left
to give the Steelers a heart-stopping win over the Cardinals in
Super Bowl 43. The Cardinals had erased a 20-7 Steelers lead with
16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter before Holmes made his
winning catch. Holmes caught nine passes for 131 yards and was named the game's MVP.

An electrifying 100-yard interception return by linebacker James
Harrison at the end of the first half helped the Steelers take a
17-7 halftime edge. Harrison's play was a momentum-turner. The
Cardinals appeared to be heading for a score when Harrison
intercepted a Kurt Warner pass at the goal line. Harrison then
sprinted 100 yards, eluding several tacklers along the way, as time
expired at the end of the half in the longest play in Super Bowl

Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes for 256 yards and the
winning touchdown. The teams combined to score 23 points in the
fourth quarter.

Cardinals QB Kurt Warner completed 31 of 43 passes for 377
yards. He threw three TD passes, including a 64-yard TD to Larry
Fitzgerald with 2:37 left. That gave the Cardinals a 23-20 lead
before Big Ben rallied the Steelers one final time.

The Steelers are 6-and-1 in Super Bowls, with one more Super
Bowl victory than Dallas. The Cardinals were making their first
Super Bowl appearance.


Pittsburgh 27
Arizona 23

1st Quarter Summary:
-Cardinals running back and Nash County native J.J. Arrington is playing(knee).
-FG Steelers - Jeff Reed 18 yards.

2nd Quarter Summary:
-TD Steelers - Gary Russell 1 yard run.
-TD Cardinals - Kurt Warner 1 yard pass to Ben Patrick
-TD Steelers - James Harrison 100 Yard interception return (NFL record for longest play in a Super Bowl).

3rd Quarter Summary:
-FG Steelers - Jeff Reed 21 yards

4th Quarter Summary:
-TD Cardinals - Kurt Warner 1 yard to Larry Fitzgerald
-Safety Cardinals - Steelers holding in the end zone.
-TD Cardinals - Kurt Warner 64 yards to Larry Fitzgerald
-TD Steelers - Ben Roethlisberger 6 yards to Santonio Holmes


Kickoff for Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers is approximately 6:25 p.m.

The weather for the game in Tampa, Florida is forecast to be clear and in the upper 50s-lower 60s for the game.

Half-time will feature Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, as well as a 3D trailer for Monsters versus Aliens.

Following the game, stay tuned for a special hour of "The Office" on NBC followed by WITN News.

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  • by R-Truth on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    Hey Carolina Panthers fans when is your team going to win 1 Vince Lombardi Trophy?
  • by SteelGal on Feb 4, 2009 at 05:39 PM
  • by Dave on Feb 3, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    Sorry pirate fan but nothing you say can take away the glory I feel for the 6 time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers!!! WOOOO!!! HOOOO!
  • by pirate fan Location: vanceboro on Feb 3, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Dave, after reading all of your negative comments about everything, your inlaws probably hate life every day knowing your are related, I know I would.
  • by DS on Feb 3, 2009 at 07:18 AM
    What do you expect from a bunch of Southerers? Certainly not hospitality. They are just mad that the Carolina Pampers haven't won anything.
  • by Bottom Line Location: Whocares on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:44 PM
    Stop griping about penalties and replay! The Steelers are the champs!. period.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    To J from Gville - Get rid of Warner? What are you thinking? Yeah, Pittsburgh won, but let's see - Warner threw for almost 100 yards more than Ben R., threw for two more touchdowns, and had the same number of interceptions (1). Arizona needs to do something about the defense. If I'm a defensive player, and my offense had just scored a go-ahead touchdown with less than three minutes to go in the biggest game of the season, I think I would be extremely pumped about holding the opposing offense to no points on the ensuing possession. Warner did just fine.
  • by cardinal fan Location: goldsboro on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    It was a good and very close game.Some of the Steelers such as #92 needs to take anger management.Don't beat on a man that is already down!!!!!!!!!!!.Hope the Cardinals are in next year.
  • by T Location: Washington on Feb 2, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    J.. Might want to stick with a subject you know about, cause it sure ain't football. Get rid of Warner, why? Leinhart couldn't get the job done, so they bring in a veteran. Leinhart, I feel, will be a good QB one day, but for now, Kurt is still the the man. I see him coming back next year. He is 38, which is a fossil in the NFL, but he played backup for a long time. This allowed his body to stay intact. Football is aggressive, and fights happen, especially when you are in the Super Bowl. Look at Kurt's stats this year. Pretty impressive I would say. Bolin is unhappy with his contract, so it is probably his last year as a Cardinal. That might sting a bit. All in all, one of the best Super Bowls I have seen. Kudos to the Steelers as they played a great game. If Ben and the boys stay healthy, I see them in another Super Bowl. I just wish the Redskins could get it together. Dan Snyder spends all that money for the best talent, yet they manage to loose time and time again.
  • by J Location: Gville on Feb 2, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    Cardinals played a fair game and should have one. Get rid of K Warner! At least the Cardinals dont have to bet up people to get by them. #92 steeler sucks.
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