Ranking the Steelers Super Bowl wins from bottom to top
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks to earn our fifth Lombardi trophy
On February 5th, 2006, three days before my thirty-seventh birthday, we faced the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. We emerged as the victors, beating the Seahawks 21-10, so that was a great early birthday present for me, but the reality is this: It was not a very well-played game, particularly on offense.
Don’t get me wrong, we scored enough points to win and that’s all that matters, but our franchise and future Hall of Fame QB, Ben Roethlisberger, did not play up to his capabilities and I dare say, up to his standards. Statistically speaking, ‘Big Ben’ had a rough game. He finished with nine pass completions on twenty-one pass attempts, no TD passes, and two INTs. Yikes!
With the Steelers leading 7-3, Willie Parker, an undrafted free agent signing in 2004, had an incredible run of seventy-five yards that broke the game wide open and allowed the Steelers ‘D’ to do what we did best, protect a lead and that is exactly what we did. The Seahawks would manage to score a TD in the third quarter to make it a four-point game, but the offense would go on to score another TD that made the game out of reach.
So, not an incredibly well-played game for either team, but we did enough to win and that’s all I care about. Let’s now turn our attention to the Steelers next best Super Bowl win.