Monday, February 02, 2009
Pittsburgh Steelers: Simply The Best, Better Than All The Rest
The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers, the Super Bowl XLIII Champions, are one of the best teams in the history of the National Football League.
...Pittsburgh chalked up a 12-4 regular season record while playing the toughest regular season schedule in the National Football League. Opponents had a combined winning percentage of .598 and ten games were played against teams that had a winning record in 2007.
...The Steelers defense was ranked #1 in the league.
...James Harrison was the National Football League's Defensive Player of the Year
...The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII. The game ranks high on the list of best Super Bowls.
Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team in the National Football League to win six Super Bowls.
It's most fitting when you consider that owner Dan Rooney leads one of the best organizations in professional sports.
...Mike Tomlin, at 36 and in his second season as the Steelers Head Coach, became the youngest coach in the history of the Super Bowl.
...Ben Roethlisberger came into the game looking for redemption after a poor performance in Super Bowl XL. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 256 yards and had one touchdown and one interception.
...Roethlisberger threw the winning touchdown pass to Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds to play.
...Santonio Holmes, who had nine catches for 131 yards, became the sixth Wide Receiver to be name the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. Three have been Steelers, Holmes, Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL and Lynn Swann in Super Bowl X.
...James Harrison accounted for the longest play in Super Bowl history, he intercepted a pass and returned it 100 yards.
The Steelers Nation is sitting at the top of the sports world today.