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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Super Bowl XLIII
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23. It was a fourth quarter pass to Santonio Holmes that put the Steelers ahead with the final seconds remaining. The Cardinals fought back with only a few seconds left, but Kurt Warner fumbled on Arizona's last offensive play of the game. The Steelers were the first franchise in history to win six Super Bowls.
|With 35 seconds left in the game and trailing, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to which receiver for a touchdown, to put the Steelers back in control of the lead? ||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
Santonio Holmes. Holmes sealed the deal with tremendous catch for a touchdown two plays later, resulting in the winning score for the Steelers. Although there were seven camera angles, the NFL booth reviewed the play, then validated that it was a tremendous catch by Holmes. This was the not only the decided score, but the catch of the day.
|In the fourth quarter, and a play from nowhere, Kurt Warner threw a 64-yard pass to which Cardinal for a touchdown, taking the scoring lead for Arizona?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
Larry Fitzgerald. The fans were shocked on this play. It took the Cardinals to a seemingly 23-20 victory.
|After a tremendous reverse goal-line stance by the Cardinals defense in the fourth quarter, backing up the Steelers at their own one-yard line, the Steelers had a 21-yard pass negated by a holding call. What was the result of this call?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
It was a safety for the Cardinals. Super Bowl XXV had the first safety in history, and it was provided by Bruce Smith.
Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals' drive took only eight plays for a total of 87 yards, keeping them in the game. The score after this play was Steelers 20, Cardinals 14. Fitzgerald was the Cardinals' 'go-to guy' during the season. He led the team with 96 receptions along with 1431 yards during the season.
|The first half ended with an amazing and record play. An interception was taken by a Pittsburgh player at the goal line with only a few seconds left on the clock. After a great drive by the Cardinals, who was this that intercepted this pass on the last play of the half, and ran it back for 100 yards for a Pittsburgh touchdown?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
James Harrison. In a Super Bowl record 100-yard pass interception, it was the longest defensive play in Super Bowl history. The last play of the Cardinals' first half drive was this interception by Harrison. The linebacker, who made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2007, needed oxygen after the return while laying on the ground for a few minutes. It would be the ultimate highlight of his NFL career. The Steelers led the game at halftime, 17-7.
|For the Cardinals' first score, they marched for 83 yards in nine plays in the second quarter. Who caught Kurt Warner's pass for a touchdown, making the score 10-7?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
Ben Patrick. Patrick didn't have a touchdown catch in the season, and had only caught a total of 114 receiving yards.
|On Pittsburgh's second scoring drive in the first quarter, and another 3rd and goal facing them as their very-first drive did, they had to wait for the beginning of the second quarter to finish it. Who scored for Pittsburgh in the opening moments of the second quarter?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
Gary Russell. Russell had been a short-yard gainer with the team in 2008. Gary scored only three touchdowns during the season. His second quarter touchdown put the Steelers up 10-0.
|After U.S. Central Commander David Petraeus flipped the initial coin toss (allowed by NFL executives and agreed upon by the Players Union), Pittsburgh lost the flip. The Cardinals opted to kick the ball for some reason. Pittsburgh opened the offensive game with a 38-yard pass to which Steeler?||Super Bowl XLIII: Cardinals/Steelers
Hines Ward. A much more important question than just a trivia question, this answered the Arizona Cardinals' questions whether or not Ward was actually capable of playing the game, or just being a decoy. Hines had some leg injuries that kept Las Vegas oddsmakers at odds literally, and was stated by many that he was not able to play in this big game. The Steelers' apparent result of their first drive was Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger running for the first score of the game. However, after an appeal by the Cardinals, the replay officials deemed that Roethlisberger had not reached the goal line. The first score was made by kicker Jeff Reed for his field goal instead. Pittsburgh 3-0.
Santonio Holmes. Holmes caught nine passes for 131 yards, and scored what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown for the Steelers.
35 seconds. The drive that resulted in the go-ahead touchdown for Pittsburgh started when there was two minutes and thirty seconds left to go in the game. Ben Roethlisberger threw the go-ahead touchdown to Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone. The score at that point in the ball game was 27-23 Pittsburgh.
Ben Patrick. On first and goal from the Arizona one-yard line, Kurt Warner connected with Ben Patrick on a one-yard pass to the left. Following a successful extra point conversion by kicker Neil Rackers, the score was 10-7 in favor of Pittsburgh.
Gary Russell. On the second play following the start of the second quarter, Gary Russell ran the ball into the end zone from one yard out. Jeff Reed kicked the ensuing extra point to give the Steelers a 10-0 lead. Willie Parker and Mewelde Moore both played in Super Bowl XLIII, but did not score a touchdown in the game. Jerome Bettis retired from the National Football League following the Steelers victory in Super Bowl XL.
Arizona - Offensive Holding. On first and ten from the Arizona 37-yard line, Tim Hightower had run the ball for a two-yard gain, but the play was nullified by a holding penalty called against Arizona offensive lineman Mike Gandy.
Terry McAulay. McAulay, a National Football League referee since 2001, officiated his second Super Bowl when he officiated Super Bowl XLII. He had previously served as the referee for Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005 between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Ron Winters was the alternate referee for this game in the event that McAulay got hurt or could not otherwise perform his duties. While Ed Hochuli and Mike Carey are referees in the National Football League, they were not part of this games officiating crew.
Aretha Franklin. Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band performed the halftime show during the Super Bowl. Faith Hill, wife of fellow singer Tim McGraw, sang "America The Beautiful", and Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem. Aretha Franklin sang during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
The New Sombrero. Known by its given name of Raymond James Stadium, the New Sombrero is the nickname given to this stadium by ESPN personality Chris Berman. The stadium was also the home field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raymond James Stadium also hosted Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.
|In a fourth quarter drive, Warner was a perfect 8 for 8, and the key pass was a 22-yard catch and run to what speedster running back?||Super Bowl XLIII
JJ Arrington. Arrington turned a dump off pass into a huge 22 yard play on third down to extend the drive.
|The Cardinals seemed out of it but staged a huge fourth quarter comeback that started with an 87 yard, 8 play drive that culminated with a one yard TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald. Warner hit Fitzgerald three times on the drive. How many catches did he have before this drive?||Super Bowl XLIII
1. Fitzgerald had one of the biggest fourth quarters, but in the first three he only had one catch for 12 yards.
|Down 17-7 in the third quarter, the Steelers went on a 16-play drive that was aided by three personal foul penalties by the Cardinals, but wound up only being held to a field goal by the Arizona defense. How many yards was this chip shot field goal?||Super Bowl XLIII
21. After stopping Roethlisberger on a third down run, the Cardinals defense held the Steelers to an apparent FG, but the Steelers got a new set of downs due to a roughing the holder penalty. The stout Cardinals defense still kept the Steelers out of the end zone.
|Who intercepted Ben Roethlisberger on the Steelers ensuing drive after the Cardinals' first score?||Super Bowl XLIII
Karlos Dansby. After the ball got tipped at the line, it floated into Dansbys hands for the interception and gave the Cardinals prime field position.
|The Cardinals drove 83 yards in just nine plays in the second quarter, and Warner capped it off with a one yard passing touchdown to what tight end?||Super Bowl XLIII
Ben Patrick. Patrick's only catch was the touchdown that made it 10-7 with 8:34 left in the half.
|What little used running back scored the Steelers first touchdown?||Super Bowl XLIII
Gary Russell. Russell scored from one yard out to make it 10-0 Pittsburgh, and had people thinking a Steelers blowout.
|Mike Tomlin became the second African-American coach to win the Super Bowl. He also became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl. How old was Tomlin?||Super Bowl XLIII
36. Tomlin, who was a year younger than Warner, broke the record set by Jon Gruden who was 39 when he won the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.
|Kurt Warner became only the second quarterback to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl. Who was the first?||Super Bowl XLIII
Craig Morton. Morton led the Cowboys to their Super Bowl V loss to the Colts and the Broncos to their Super Bowl XII loss. Oddly enough, it was against his former team the Cowboys.
Terry McAulay. Terry McAulay was the referee of Super Bowl XLIII. This was his second Super Bowl as referee, as he was also there for Super Bowl XXXIX.
Kurt Warner. Although Kurt Warner threw for 377 yards, a stunning amount, the Steelers' still managed to win the Super Bowl. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 256 yards.
February 1st, 2009. The Super Bowl was on February 1st, 2009 at 6 PM Eastern time.
Tampa. It was held in Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida.
Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes. Hines Ward wore number 86, and Santonio Holmes wore number 10.
11. Larry Fitzgerald, drafted in the same year as Ben Roethlisberger, was the star receiver of the Cardinals.