10. By the Tips of His Toes – Top 10 Greatest Super Bowl Moments
Super Bowl XLIII between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals was a game of runs. The Steelers, behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger built up a 17 to 7 halftime lead, only to see that evaporate behind Arizona’s explosive offense led by quarterback Kurt Warner. With 2:37 left in the game, Arizona took the lead, 23 to 20, off a pass from Warner to receiver, Larry Fitzgerald.
The Steelers got the ball on their own 22-yard line. With two timeouts remaining, Roethlisberger engineered a drive that took the Steelers down to the Cardinals 6-yard line. That set up the go-ahead touchdown – A pass from Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the endzone. Holmes caught the ball by extending the tips of his toes so he could reach up to grab the pass. He secured the ball with his toes inbound before falling out of bounds. Replay confirmed the catch and the Steelers won the game.
Super Bowl XLIII
Final Score: Steelers 27 – Cardinals 23
Date: February 1, 2009
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida
MVP – Santonio Holmes