Sunday, February 1, 2009
Steelers Win Super Bowl
The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed Super Bowl XLIII in fantastic win over the resilient Arizona Cardinals. What a great way to cap the NFL season! Everyone thought this game was going to be a blowout (in favor of the Steelers), but those tough Cardinals proved us wrong.
I know I didn't post my prediction before the game. Their is so much hype revolved around this big game, that I didn't want to have to add more of the same. Also, I kept going back and forth on who I thought would win.
Two receivers starred in this game. Larry Fitzgerald showed up as advertised. In the first half, he wasn't a factor. But in the second half he lead the Cardinals back from the dead with two BIG touchdown passes. The other receiver, Santonio Holmes surprisingly took over the game. His biggest play came at the very end, when he tiptoed in bounds in the touchdown to give his Steelers the victory. He had nine catches for 131 yards. He is your Super Bowl MVP, and he deserves it.
Pittsburgh's defense showed up (also as advertised). Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison returned an interception 100 yards to end the first half with the Steelers winning 17-7. That was a key play that will be overshadowed because of the fantastic finish.
The Cardinals tried to bounce back, but it was too little too late. Fitzgerald had a seven catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yarder that gave the Cards the lead with two and a half minutes left
Congratulations to the World Champion Steelers!