On February 1st, 2009 the Pittsburgh Steelers played in the Super Bowl against the Arizona Cardinals. It would go down as the best Super Bowl in Tampa Bay History. The game lasted for exactly 3 hours and 38 minutes. There were 70,774 fans in attendance. Looking back Santonio Holmes could have made one of the best catches in Super Bowl History. That can be debated, but with 42 seconds left the Steelers were down by 3 points to the Arizona Cardinals. Ben Roethlisberger made the best throw of his career to Holmes for the game-winning touchdown. It was incredible.
Both Super Bowl quarterbacks played a good game. Kurt Warner ended up with 31 completions, 377 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and 2 sacks. Ben Roethlisberger ended up with 21 completions, 256 passing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, and 3 sacks. James Harrison made history in the Super Bowl with an interception that went for 100 yards and a touchdown. Harrison played one of the games of his life with 4 combined tackles, 3 solo tackles, 1 assist, 2 quarterback hits, and 1 interception for a touchdown.
Santonio Holmes had arguably the best game of his career. Not only did he have the game-winning touchdown he was targeted 13 times with 9 receptions for 113 receiving yards, and a touchdown. Holmes would be named the Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XLIII and it was very much deserved. The Steelers and Cardinals played the best game in Tampa Bay History heading into today's game with the Chiefs vs. Buccaneers for Super Bowl LV. It would take a game-winning drive and two interceptions for pick-sixes to overcome the Steelers and Cardinals.
12 years is a long time since the Pittsburgh Steelers have won their last Super Bowl and the City of Pittsburgh is growing frustrated. A City that is used to winning has fallen into a 12-year drought without a Super Bowl. Hopefully, the Steelers can get a taste of the Super Bowl again in the near future. For now, I will just enjoy the greatest Super Bowl memory in Tampa Bay History while watching Super Bowl LV.