Steelers win 6th Super Bowl in thrilling fashion

It's a record six Super Bowls for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fought off a game comeback from Arizona to engineer a textbook two-minute drill in beating the Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl 43.

Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch in the corner of the end zone with 35 seconds left for the winning score. Holmes caught four of his nine passes in a final eight-play, 78-yard drive in the last two minutes.

In one of the most thrilling finishes to a Super Bowl, the Steelers won their second title in four seasons. They led 20-7 in the fourth quarter, only to see Kurt Warner and the Cardinals stage a remarkable rally to go in front 23-20 with 2:37 remaining. Warner hit All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald in stride for a 64-yard touchdown with 2:37 left for the last of his three TD passes.

But Ben Roethlisberger engineered a 78-yard drive to win it. Holmes says "great players step up and make big-time plays in big games," and that's exactly what the Steelers did.

Roethlisberger became the 10th quarterback ever to win two Super Bowls. At 27, he is the 2nd youngest of the 10 to reach the milestone. Tom Brady was 26.

Mike Tomlin became the youngest coach to ever win the big game, surpassing Clay grad Jon Gruden, who was 39 when he won it all with the Bucs.

The Steelers broke a tie with Dallas with their sixth Super Bowl title.

Asked where the sixth Super Bowl trophy will go, Steelers owner Dan Rooney said simply: "We'll make room."


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