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 the Immaculate Reception defeat Santonio Holmes' Super Bowl 43 touchdown reception to finalize the final four of the greatest plays bracket. With the final four set, it is time to see who makes it to the finals, and who gets sent packing.
Today has the No. 2 seeded James Harrison famous Super Bowl 43 interception return for a touchdown going against No. 6 seeded Lynn Swann's majestic sideline reception in Super Bowl 10 vs. the Dallas Cowboys. Both significant plays in their own right, but only one can move on. Be sure to vote below!
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.
6. Lynn Swann's sideline catch in Super Bowl X
Just as Jack Lambert's throwing of Cliff Harris has become an iconic image in Steelers history, the same can be said about this catch. Swann's ability to not just get vertical along the sideline, but to avoid landing out of bounds by contorting his body leaves one speechless after watching. I guess all those ballet lessons paid off for the now Hall of Fame wide receiver. Swann's play happened on the biggest of stages, but didn't result in a touchdown - or even a field goal - in this particular Super Bowl.
To see the play again, check out this NFL.com video of one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history.
Both plays were significant in their own right, but only one can move on to the next round. Thursday will be the finals in the other bracket pitting Ben Roethlisberger's shoe string tackle against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 playoffs vs. the Immaculate reception.
We hope you continue to enjoy the Sweet 16 bracket - Steelers style.