The Cardinals rallied from a 20-7, third-quarter deficit to take a 23-20 lead with 2:37 to go when Kurt Warner connected with Larry Fitzgerald for a stunning 67-yard touchdown reception as the receiver split the Steelers' defense and outran the secondary. Trailing for the first time in the game, Ben Roethlisberger drove the Steelers 78 yards on eight plays, the final one a six-yard pass to game MVP Santonio Holmes in the corner of the end zone with 35 ticks remaining. Holmes got behind three Cardinals defenders and barely kept both toes in bounds as he leaned and stretched to secure the football and the victory. The game also featured the greatest defensive play in Super Bowl history when James Harrisons returned an interception 100 yards through a maze of players for a touchdown with no time left in the first half to give the Steelers a 17-7 lead.
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