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James Harrison’s Super Bowl interception return

Sep 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) is greeted by teammates as he takes the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Buccaneers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As the first half of Super Bowl XLIII winded down all Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner needed to do was convert a short pass to set his team up with a 14-10 halftime lead. The Steelers were in a blitz and Warner should have been able to easily convert a pass to receiver Anquan Boldin but Steelers linebacker James Harrison was dropped back and found himself with the ball in his hands right at the goal line.

Harrison began to run forward and he gained momentum along the way with key blocks and essentially a convoy of his defensive teammates running around with him all the way into the end zone. Cardinals wide receiver

Larry Fitzgerald

hit Harrison but it was too late, he crossed the plane and collapsed in the end zone as time expired.

The Steelers went from possibly being down 14-10 at halftime to having a halftime lead of 17-7. It was the only defensive touchdown scored in the game and remains one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history. The only debate here is whether or not this play was the greatest play in the game. It certainly could be argued that it was as the defensive touchdown ended up being the difference in the Steelers’ 27-23 win.

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