Steelers Win Sixth Super Bowl Title

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to win six Super Bowl titles. They came from behind in the last minute to beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.

It's a game they're calling one of the best in Super Bowl history.

Making History - Play-by-Play

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is usually home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but on Sunday night it was home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their 6th Super Bowl championship.

After the kickoff, the Steelers wasted no time striking first when Ben Roethlisberger (aka Big Ben) connected with Hines ward for 38 yards - then later to tight end Heath Miller for 21 yards. So the Steelers start with 3.

Then within the first minutes of the 2nd quarter, Willie Parker punched it in for a touchdown. The Steelers go unanswered 10-0. That is, until Kurt Warner connected with Anquan Boldin for 45 yards, which set them up for a beautiful pass to Ben Patrick, 10-7.

Then with 2:46 left in the half Roethlisberger was intercepted, and the Cardinals made a valiant 33-yard drive only to be intercepted by big James Harrison who returned it 100 yards for a touchdown - the longest play in Super Bowl history: 17-7.

Finally, we enter the 4th with Steelers 20 and the Cardinals 7. But the Cardinals proved they were still in the game when Warner connected with Larry Fitzgerald for a touchdown with 7:41 left.

Then with 3:34 left, the Cardinals punted down to the Steelers 2-yardline. The Cardinals defense got a safety and the Cardinals got the ball back.

Later Warner made a short pass in the middle to Fitzgerald who ran for 64 yards and a touchdown giving them the biggest come back in Super Bowl history - 20-23 Cardinals!

But Big Ben and the Steelers were not through yet. With 2:30 left on the clock, the Steelers made an 83 yard drive for Roethlisberger to connect with Santonio Holmes for an amazing catch! Touchdown Steelers! And with:35 seconds left on he clock the Steelers became Super Bowl champs!

Reaction

"Steelers football is 60 Minutes," Mike Tomlin told his team. "It's never going to be pretty. Through style points out the window. But these will fight until the end. I'm proud of you and I congratulate every last one of you!"

Quarterback Ben Roethlisburger said, "You've got to be able to count on each other. We knew our defense had to step up and we knew if we had to come back out we were going to do it."

Defensive end Aaron Smith took time to credit a higher power.

"The fact is He's always with you. Like you said, He doesn't play favorites in a game. I think the fact is you try to play as hard as you can with the gifts and the talent that He gave you and bring glory to Him and His Kingdom," Smith said. "And through that everything else works out. It's not necessarily about wining or losing its about putting you best effort forth and bringing glory to Him."

The Cardinals remained good sports despite the loss.

"Well, this is a game," Cardinals defensive lineman Betrand Berry said. "And as much as we would like to win it and as much as you would like to be sad and scream and holler and do all those things, my life is not over because we a lot this game. I had a heck of season. I was fortunate enough to play the whole season I have a lot to thankful."

Warner chimed in, "My faith helps me keep everything in perspective you know what I mean I just…I sitting here thinking about how great a season this was and how nobody expected us to be here….I'm proud of this team and I'm proud to be part of it."

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