Best Defensive Super Bowl Performers

LB James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steeler
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LB James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steeler

Super Bowl XLIII

In one of the biggest momentum swings of any Super Bowl, the Arizona Cardinals went from on the verge of scoring a go-ahead touchdown to trailing 17-7 on final play of the first half. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison faked a blitz, then dropped into coverage, picking off Kurt Warner and returning the interception 100 yards for a touchdown, the longest play in Super Bowl history. The 2008 Defensive Player of the Year's score was the Steelers' final touchdown until Santonio Holmes' game-winning grab with 35 seconds remaining.

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