Welcome to the first edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Greatest Plays Bracket. In honor of March Madness, we at BTSC have decided to select, what we thought, the top 16 Steelers plays of all-time. Once we made the selections, we ranked them in order of importance.
The brackets have been set, and today's matchup puts the top-seeded Immaculate Reception vs. the 16th seeded one-handed diving touchdown catch and run by Heath Miller against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in 2013.
1. The Immaculate Reception
We all know the story line. One last play. AFC Playoffs vs. the Oakland Raiders. Bradshaw scrambles, heaves up a throw which deflects off someone (trying to remain neutral) and into the arms of rookie running back Franco Harris who scampers down the sideline and into the end zone for one of the most remarkable and unthinkable plays in NFL history. Take a look for yourself:
16. Heath Miller's 4th quarter game-tying touchdown catch against the Ravens
Miller's catch was memorable possibly for what it lead to than anything else. His touchdown tied the game at 20-20 and eventually a Steelers victory lead by none other than Charlie Batch. Who could forget Batch and Roethlisberger's embrace after the game, but who could forget Miller's catch and dive putting the ball on the pile on to tie the game either. You can view the play again by clicking here.
Upsets happen every year in tournaments, and that includes this bracket. Time to vote for which play was greater by participating in the poll below.
Tomorrow will see James Harrison's interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl 43 against Ryan Clark's devastating hit on Willis McGahee in the 2009 AFC Championship game.
We hope you enjoy this Sweet 16 Bracket - Steelers style.