the steelers clinch the championship 27-23 [by ivan]
WOW! What a thriller! Ben Roethlisberger just put himself up there with Tom Brady as the greatest (young) quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowl championships. The results… The Pittsburg Steelers with the win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.
But it was very, very, very close. But also very, very, very controversial. There were many penalties called. A few challenges to be reviewed, as well as the way that the game ended (after Holmes TD).
The game ended with a magnificent fourth quarter game-ending drive by Roethlisberger to take the lead. The great touchdown pass was caught by Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes. It was with 35 seconds left that Steelers regained the lead. Rooting for a drive to end with a field-goal, it would’ve brought the game to the first Super bowl to reach overtime. But Ben took the lead 27-23 and it gave the Cardinals a few seconds left, to work with three or four plays.
Which leads me to the ending play… Did Warner have a chance to make a miracle comeback? Maybe yes, maybe no. Kurt Warner makes two great passes rushing up the field with the clock ticking away. And then he was… sacked? Then he fumbled? Or was it an incomplete pass? The play could’ve gone either way. It was really close. Maybe yes, it was a fumble, but it was not officially reviewed. So instead of reviewing the play to make sure it was the correct call, the Steelers knelt down to clinch the Super Bowl Championship. The Steelers celebration then began. As well as a sad off-season for the Cardinals.
Ben Roethlisberger (Pitt) – 21 Comp, 256 Yds, 1, TD, 1 Int
Kurt Warner (Ariz) – 31 Comp, 377 Yds, 3 TD, 1 Int
Santonio Holmes (Pitt) – 9 Rec, 131 Yds, 1 TD
Larry Fitzgerald (Ariz) – 7 Rec, 127 Yds, 2 TD