Sports Illustrated is unveiling its list of the Most Decisive Moments over the course of the past 44 Super Bowls, presented by Bing:
Most games come down to one play, one decision, one moment that decides the outcome. SI has selected the most pivotal moments in Super Bowl history and they want you to select the winner. There are three rounds to the voting and no limit to how many times you can vote.
Round 1 began today and runs through January 18th. Round 2 begins on January 19th and ends January 25th.
The Championship Round begins January 26th and ends February 3rd.
The Winning Moment will be announced on February 4th.
There are two recent Steelers Super Bowl “moments” among the list:
Randle El-to-Ward Flea Flicker – Super Bowl XL
Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
Feb. 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Getting the ball on an apparent reverse around the right end, wideout Antwaan Randle El throws on the run and hits Hines Ward in stride for a 43-yard touchdown to give the Steelers a two-score lead with just over nine minutes left to play. It’s the first touchdown pass thrown by a wide receiver in Super Bowl history.
See photos here.
Roethlisberger to Holmes TD
Super Bowl XLIII
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
Feb. 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
Surrounded by three defenders in the back corner of the end zone, Santonio Holmes pulls down Ben Roethlisberger’s perfect spiral and, using his tiptoes like a ballerina, keeps both feet inbounds to score the winning touchdown with 35 seconds left to play. The 6-yard reception – one of nine totaling 131 yards – earns Holmes MVP honors.
See photos here.
There are other “moments” in Steelers Super Bowl history as well – Terry Bradshaw’s completion, Super Bowl IX on Jan. 12, 1975; Swann’s catch, Super Bowl X on Jan. 18, 1976; Franco Harris’ touchdown run, Super Bowl XIII on Jan. 21, 1979; and John Stallworth’s touchdown catch, Super Bowl XIV on Jan. 20, 1980.
You can check out all of them and cast your votes here.