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.
Let's be honest, we all knew this would most likely happen. The bracket was fun, but this contest was between two plays: The top-seeded Immaculate Reception vs. the No. 2 seeded James Harrison interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl 43.
Two plays which forever changed the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, one being in the AFC playoffs while the other on the biggest stage in all of sports...the Super Bowl. A true case of old school vs. new school. Which play will be deemed worthy to be tagged 'The Greatest Play in Steelers' History'? You decide by voting below! Polls will remain open until Monday April 13th.
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:
2. James Harrison's interception return for a TD in Super Bowl XLII
On the biggest of stages, James Harrison took a gamble. Supposed to blitz on the play near the Steelers' goal line, Harrison backs into coverage and picks off the Kurt Warner pass intended for Anquan Boldin, and well, the rest is history. Take a second to relive this magic.
Two of arguably the greatest plays in team history, Super Bowl history and in the history of this green Earth we call home. We hope you enjoyed this bracket, now it is time to vote!