January 31st, 2014
This year is the XLVIII (48th) Super Bowl! So many great games, so little time...so we're honing it down to the FIVE BEST SUPER BOWLS EVER for you.
Be sure to leave a comment if you agree or disagree with our choices, or if you think you can guess the next one we’ll be posting.
After much consideration, some arguing, and even a few tears, we present the NFL RUSH Top 5 Super Bowls List
# 2 Super Bowl XLIII - Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
If you like underdogs making heroic efforts, big time NFL players making big time NFL plays, and fantastic, down-to-the-wire finishes...Super Bowl XLIII is for you.
The favored Steelers jumped out to a 10-0 lead and the game had all the makings of a super blow out.
The underdog Cardinals, however, showed huge heart and fought back. Midway through the second quarter, former grocery store clerk Kurt Warner threw a 45-yard strike to Anquan Boldin down to the Steelers' 1-yard line. On the next play, Warner nearly fell over after taking the snap, but he regained his balance and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ben Patrick.
Right before halftime the Cardinals drove to the Pittsburgh 1-yard line. It appeared that they would take the lead, and the momentum, heading into halftime.
But a big time player made a big time play. Steelers LB James Harrison picked off a Warner pass intended for Boldin and rambled for the then-longest play in Super Bowl history, a 100-yard return for a touchdown. The Steelers took a 17–7 lead and all the momentum into halftime.
Things looked bleak as the Steelers took a 20-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but Warner, Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cardinals refused to fold. Warner led the Cardinals on an eight-play, 87-yard drive cumulating with an end zone fade pass to Fitzgerald, whose leaping catch made the score 20-14.
After a holding penalty against the Steelers resulted in a safety, the Cardinals took possession of the ball trailing 20-16 with 2:57 left in the game. Warner promptly hit a streaking Fitzgerald for a 64-yard TD to take the lead, 23-20. Wow!
Pittsburgh got the ball back on the 22-yard line with 2:37 left in the game and it was Ben Roethlisberger's time to shine. Big Ben led the Steelers down the field and with 35 seconds, Santonio Holmes made a fantastic catch in the end zone for the game winning score!
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.