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.
Yesterday, we saw Ben Roethlisberger's shoe string tackle against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 playoffs move on to the second round of competition while Antwaan Randle El's touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl 40 was sent packing.
Today marks the last day in Round 1 of the March Madness bracket, and it has two plays from the same game going against one another. The No. 9 seeded Rocky Bleier go-ahead touchdown catch in Super Bowl 13 against the Dallas Cowboys vs. the No. 10 seeded Lynn Swann game-clinching catch against the Cowboys in the same Super Bowl.
Take a look and vote below!
9. Rocky Bleier's go-ahead leaping touchdown in Super Bowl 13
Rocky Bleier is often the forgotten man on those incredible 1970's offenses. Bleier complimented Franco Harris well, and although not known for his hands, Terry Bradshaw didn't hesitate to loft a pass in Bleier's direction on the game's biggest stage. Bleier's leaping grab is a tremendous play, but the fact it was Bleier and knowing the trials and tribulations he faced just to return to the game makes it even more incredible. Take a look:
10. Lynn Swann's game-clinching touchdown in Super Bowl 13
Lynn Swann made tough catches look easy, and this was one of them. Kudos to Bradshaw for an amazing throw over the underneath coverage where only Swann could catch it, but Swann's ability to go and get the ball while staying in bounds is a thing of beauty. Swann seemingly made these catches look routine when they were anything but. This catch capped off a phenomenal game for Swann as the Steelers rode the wave of momentum to yet another Super Bowl victory.
Both plays from one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time, but only one can move on to the next round. Be sure to vote for your choice below and check back for Round 2 starting Thursday as the Immaculate Reception awaits the lowest seeded play in the tournament.
We hope you continue to enjoy the Sweet 16 bracket - Steelers style.