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THE RESULT: Pittsburgh Steelers 21,Seattle Seahawks 10
THE DATE:Feb. 5, 2006
THE PLACE: Ford Field, Detroit
THE SITUATION: Holding a tenuous 14-10 lead with just more than nine minutes left, the Steelers resorted to some well-rehearsed trickery. They had used it successfully against Cleveland during the regular season, and now the time had come to try it again. The play - Fake-39 Toss X-Reverse Pass - unfolded like a charm. Receiver Antwaan Randle El, who played quarterback at Indiana, took the handoff from running back Willie Parker. He faked a reverse, ran to his right and unleashed a pinpoint pass to receiver Hines Ward, who was racing wide open downfield.
THE MOMENT: Ward grabbed the 43-yard touchdown strike, which caught the Seahawks napping, and put the finishing touch on Pittsburgh's record-tying fifth Super Bowl title. Randle El became the first receiver to throw for a Super Bowl touchdown (and the third nonquarterback), and Ward wound up with five catches for 123 yards and MVP honors. The game, which also featured a 75-yard touchdown run by Parker, was the final one in the heralded career of running back Jerome "The Bus" Bettis and gave coach Bill Cowher his first Super Bowl title in his 14th season on the job.
QUOTABLE: "That's something we've been doing for a long time," Randle El said of his TD play. "We hit that one earlier in the season for a touchdown, and we had it set up for this game. When (Cowher) called it, my eyes lit up, and I had to try not to give it away. What went through my mind was hope.
information from NFL.com was used in this report.