Santonio Holmes Catch in SB XLIII
Super Bowl 43 in Tampa, Florida between the Cardinals and Steelers wasn’t short on big plays: the first half ended with at the time, the longest play in a Super Bowl and the game was decided on a spectacular touchdown reception. The Cardinals, following a long touchdown throw by Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald, had just taken a 23-20 fourth quarter lead. After a long drive led by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger – which included a 40-yard pass to receiver Santonio Holmes – Pittsburgh had the ball at the Cardinals’ 6 with just 42 seconds left. Roethlisberger, from the shotgun, went back to pass and stood in the pocket for a few anxious moments. He threw the ball to the back corner of the end zone, which was jam-packed with four players, including three Cardinal defenders. Behind them was Holmes, who made a leaping catch while keeping both feet inbounds – and still maintained possession after a shove to the sideline. A replay review confirmed the touchdown call on the field – and the Steelers won the Super Bowl, 27-23.